The Otis H. Chidester Museum, located in sunny Tucson, Arizona, is pleased to exhibit one of the largest collections of Scouting memorabilia in the world.
Otis was the oldest continually active Scout in the country, getting started in Scouting in 1912. The object of the Museum is the collection, preservation, organization, and exhibition of written, photographic, audio and other physical records, artifacts and memorabilia relating to the Boy Scouts of America, with an emphasis on Scouting in southern Arizona and the Southwest. For more information on Otis, check out his biography page.
The museum is located at:
1937 E. Blacklidge Drive
Tucson AZ 85719
(click here for a map)
The telephone number is (520) 326-7669 to leave a message or (520) 795-9484 for immediate attention. Also we can be reached by email at:
The museum is now open on a limited basis:
It is open most Saturdays 10 AM to 12 noon or by appointment.
(please call Ralph Coltrin at 520-403-0811 or Jim Nelson at 520-603-4472 to check availability)
At such a time when the demand is greater, the open hours will expand.
However, private tours are available and we welcome everyone.
Please come to see us during our open hours,
or schedule a tour for your group or organization.