Oracle Historical Society
825 E Mount Lemmon Hwy, Oracle, AZ 85623
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
General InfoThe Oracle Historical Society preserves artifacts and properties to educate and to encourage appreciation of the unique cultural-historical heritage of the community of Oracle and surrounding areas. The Acadia Ranch houses the OHS museum containing historical items and displays related to the area. OHS also owns and manages the American Flag Ranch. Normally, hours are Saturdays 1 to 5 p.m. with extended hours for special exhibits. All tours are free, donations welcome. Please call to confirm open hours before arrival. Call 520-896-9609 to arrange tours of any OHS property. Acadia Ranch: built 1882 by Edwin S. and Lillian Dodge. It served as a boarding house, guest ranch house, and later as a tuberculosis sanitarium. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places. American Flag Ranch: In the late 1870s Isaac Lorraine of Martinique began mining near the present day town of Oracle in Pinal County. He developed the American Flag Mine, as well as the American Flag cattle ranch. It served as a territorial post office between 1880 and 1890 and is believed to be the oldest existing Territorial post office in the state that is still standing. The Arizona Trail has a stop at the ranch. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Call ahead to arrange a tour.
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