Clarkdale Heritage Center

Imagine yourself in a turn-of-the-century mining town as its locals strolled along the busy streets. At the Clarkdale Heritage Center, you’ll uncover stories of the company-owned town founded by William A. Clark, one of the richest men of the Gilded Age.

History & Nature

Clark purchased the United Verde Copper Company, which turned into one of the most profitable mines in the world. When he moved the copper smelter to Bitter Creek, he established the town of Clarkdale. In this town, Clark created housing, a park, hospital, and schools so his employees could thrive. 

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Things to Do

This heritage center prides itself in the curation and care of the documents, artifacts, and structures of Clarkdale. You can also take a stroll through Clarkdale to see some of the 386 historic buildings. 

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

Stay in Clarkdale or nearby Jerome to enjoy quaint inns or historic hotels. Nearby Cottonwood also offers a range of hotel options. 

Hours & Pricing

Open Wednesday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For pricing, please visit the website

For More Information

Clarkdale Heritage Center
PO Box 806
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
(928) 649-1198

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