Walking of less than one mile on slightly hilly city blocks. Longer walking options available around downtown area and Courthouse Square. Shuttle available for those that don't want to walk.
Breakfast in hotel restaurant.
When you arrive in downtown Prescott it is not hard to step back in time and imagine life in the old west. Prescott was the Arizona Territorial capital from 1864-1867. What better way to start an exciting week and to get a sense of territorial life both geographically and socially then from a true native of the area. Enjoy a morning program on life in the Arizona Territory, presented by Melissa Ruffner a famed local historian and fourth-generation Arizonan whose great-great-uncle was the first U.S. Marshal in Arizona Territory.
Lunch at Gurley Street Grill. A favorite restaurant of locals and visitors alike.
Afternoon field trip to Sharlot Hall Museum (two blocks walk - shuttle available) with guided tour of the museum grounds. As you prepare for your outing, remember that Arizona did not enter the union until 1912 as the 48th state! The museum chronicles pioneer life in the Arizona Territory and commemorates Prescott as the site of the original Arizona Territory capital. Trained docents will interpret the rich history and significance of this era with tours of the original territorial governor's mansion (constructed of rough-hewn logs) and other historic buildings on the grounds.
Dinner in Hassayampa Hotel.
Enjoy a lively performance with longtime local cowboy poets and musicians, Ken and Lynne Mikell. Ken and Lynne are a wealth of information on regional cowboy music and poetry. They will have you singing along to some of your favorite western and cowboy songs.