Besh-Ba-Gowah Museum Archaeological Park and Museum

Besh-Ba-Gowah Museum
1324 S. Jesse Hayes Rd.
Globe, AZ 85501
United States

Ruins • Artifacts • Museum • Gardens • Gift Shop

One mile southwest of the City of Globe, Arizona, stand the ruins of the ancient Salado people who occupied the site nearly 800 years ago.

This ancient village is known today as Besh Ba Gowah. The term was originally given by the Apaches to the early
settlement of Globe. Roughly translated, the term means “place of metal.”

The partially restored ruins, along with the adjacent museum provide a fascinating glimpse at the lifestyle of the people
who occupied this region over two centuries before Columbus discovered the “New World.”

Besh Ba Gowah offers visitors a chance to explore the ruins, a museum which houses a large collection of Salado pottery
and artifacts, botanical gardens, and a gift shop.

Open Daily: 9:00am - 4:30pm Adults - $5, Seniors - $4, Children – Free, Pet Friendly

KEYWORDS: Historic Museum, Ancient Artifacts, Ruins