480-789-7000 | P.O.Box 17779, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Cultural Center/Museum

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Cultural Center and Museum, located at 16304 N. Fort McDowell Road, is open 1:00pm to 4:30pm Monday through Thursday. The Center first opened its doors on November 1, 2012.

The Center houses the Tribe’s historic and traditional values and documents how they survived through the Tribe’s strong attitude of perseverance.

Feature Attractions

BasketThe feature attractions are the 31 Yavapai baskets. The baskets are original, intricate one-of-a-kind works of art made by various Yavapai women from the Fort McDowell community. The Center’s other focal points consist of documented historic events such as:

  • Native American Indian Voter Rights
  • Camp McDowell
  • Orme Dam Victory
  • Casino and Prop 202
  • Water Rights
  • Skeleton Cave Massacre
  • Yavapai Trail of Tears March
  • FMYN Tribal Recognition Day

The Center also covers other sovereignty issues for which the Fort McDowell Tribe took the lead in fomenting positive changes in the way that federal and state governments now work with American Indians nationwide.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Cultural Center/Museum, you can reach the Manager/Curator, Karen Ray, at 480-789-7190 or by email at kray@ftmcdowell.org.


Visit The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Cultural/Museum Center
16304 N. Fort McDowell Road, Fort McDowell, AZ

Open: 1:00pm to 4:30pm Monday to Thursday

Contact Karen Ray: 480-789-7190

E-Mail: kray@ftmcdowell.org