Arizona Capitol Museum
View of the original capitol building.
The Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix was the last home for Arizona's Territorial government, until Arizona became a state in 1912. Initially all three branches of the new state government occupied the four floors of the statehouse. As the state expanded, the branches relocated to adjacent buildings and additions. The 1901 portion of the Capitol is now maintained as the Arizona Capitol Museum with a focus on the history and culture of Arizona. The Arizona State Library occupies the 1938 addition. Museum exhibits, events and programs focus on the evolution of Arizona from territory to state and how Arizonans continue to affect their state through civic engagement. Visitors can enter the Historic House and sit at the desks. The Governor's office on the second floor includes artifacts from several of Arizona's governors as well as a flag used by Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders.