History, Heritage & Tradition
As Globe-Miami continues to develop into an artistic and entrepreneurial hub, the preservation and celebratory embrace of their rich history and culture can be found within every new venture.
Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeology Park & Museum
Besh-Ba-Gowah currently rests as a partially restored ancient ruin and original heartland of the Salado people who occupied the site between A.D. 1225 and A.D. 1400. Visitors are given access to explore the ruins on a self-guided tour, wander through a museum which houses a large collection of Salado pottery and artifacts, experience the peace of the botanical gardens, and get a glimpse at the lifestyle of a People who occupied this region over two centuries before Columbus’ discovery of the 'New World.'
Gila County Historical Museum
The Museum embodies Globe’s tagline of “Arizona to the CORE”. The research library is a comprehensive vault of Arizona’s history and one of the best places to find information on lost relatives or local mining industry. Exhibits include Native American displays, the Newspaper Room, and a ranching exhibit just to name a few. The Gila County Historical Society also puts on Old Dominion Days, an annual event that showcases Globe’s mining history in a series of family-friendly experiences.
Historic Home Tour
An annual event hosted every Spring (April) by Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce. Join a chauffeured tour of some of Globe’s oldest homes, with hosts at each stop to talk about the history, the people and the stories that make this area so fascinating. Tours leave from the historic train depot in downtown Globe, and can be combined with a historic tour of the Globe Cemetery.
Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum
Providing exhibits, education programs, collections, publications and outreach programs designed to showcase the culturally diverse history, human experience, and explore the natural environment unique to Globe-Miami. Hallway exhibits showcase the Mining, Mineral, and Multicultural roots of the community.
Noftsger Hill Inn Bed & Breakfast
High above the Cobre Valley in the shadow of the Old Dominion mine, The Noftsger Hill Inn reigns peacefully over Globe, Arizona. Once the elementary school where Rose Mofford herself attended classes, the old classrooms have now been converted to unusually spacious bedrooms, featuring the original chalkboards now "decorated" with comments from past guests.