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About the John Wesley Powell Memorial Museum

About the Powell Museum

Our mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of John Wesley Powell, the City of Page, and the Colorado Plateau.

The Powell Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization started in 1969 by a group of local volunteers to commemorate the life and accomplishments of Major John Wesley Powell. The building we now occupy was originally built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation as a concrete testing lab for the construction of Glen Canyon Dam. Today, it houses interpretive exhibits, historic collections and archives, a visitor information center, and a shop with books, maps, local art, and items relating to the Colorado Plateau.

Visitor Information Center

Stop by our Visitor Information Center — it’s the one-stop source for those visiting Page and the surrounding area. We can direct you to lodging (including bed and breakfast hosts), eating establishments, tour operators, local service providers, and merchants. In addition, we can reserve tours for you.


Noon – 4 PM, seven days / week


The museum is FREE to all, but your donation is greatly appreciated! Please feel free to enjoy our exhibits.

Group tours require advance reservations. Please review our museum tour policies or call (928) 645-9496 to learn more.


“We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls ride over the river, we know not. Ah, well! we may conjecture many things.”

—John Wesley Powell

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