The Sedona Heritage Museum offers many great events throughout the year to those living in Sedona. One of the most popular offerings is the Red Rock History Roundup, which includes guided tours of the Red Rock Loop area. The next installment will take place on Wednesday, September 29th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Additional dates are September 30th, October 1st, and October 2nd. Participants will visit historic sites, homesteads, and buildings while traveling along the Red Rock Loop Road.
The cost is $60 for members of the Sedona Historical Society or $70 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the museum or by calling 928.282.7038. Space is limited on the luxury coaches, so be sure to claim your spot early. Please arrive for the tour by 1:45 p.m. so that the tour can begin right at 2 p.m. Park in the museum’s overflow lot, just past the entrance on Jordan Road.
Explore Historic Sedona Property With Paul Thompson
Join tour guide Paul Thompson, who is the grandson of J.J. Thompson, Oak Creek Canyon’s first permanent Anglo settler. Thompson grew up in Red Rock and enjoys giving tours as a way to share the long history of his family in the area. During the tour, participants will visit many sites. These include Chavez place, Dumas Ranch, Schuerman-Red Rock Cemetery, Schuerman family homestead house, the Armijo homestead house, ruins of the first school (1891), the site of an early Oak Creek Vineyard, an irrigation flume made of barrels, and more. Listen to stories about the people who first lived in a Sedona property as well as historic themes from the time period.
Before the tour, or on another day, stop into the Sedona Heritage Museum and learn more about local history. The museum is open daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. except for major holidays. The cost for admission is $7 for adults. Children under 13 are free. Everyone living in Sedona is invited to learn more about the Sedona Heritage Museum and the Red Rock History Roundup online.