The Old Trails Museum has reopened! We are open by reservation Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm. We welcome you back with new policies designed to protect your health and safety. We hope that your visit to the museum, and learning about Winslow’s rich history, will outweigh any inconvenience of these policies, which you can review on our “Visit” page.

For Your Visit

Call 928-289-5861 anytime to make a reservation for a 45-minute visit. If your call is not during open hours, leave a message and we’ll call you back soon to schedule. Visitors will be asked to please:

  • Wear a face mask during your visit (provided if needed).
  • Sanitize your hands and allow us to take a touchless temperature.
  • Stay at least six feet apart from other groups of visitors.
  • Visit us another time if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

For Your Safety

  • Staff will take all the same precautions as our visitors.
  • Staff has installed safety measures inside the museum.
  • Staff will sanitize the museum before each shift.

The Rationale

OTM’s reopening policies were developed based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Arizona, as well as on recommendations from the International Council of Museums, the American Alliance of Museums, and reopening plans from other museums. OTM is committed to staying current on the latest information and updating these policies as needed.

These policies are based on current scientific consensus on how the coronavirus is transmitted: It is airborne, and “Infection = Exposure to Virus x Time.” The longer you are with an infected, unmasked person in an enclosed space/room, the higher the risk of getting infected from their sneeze or cough (one incident for viral exposure), talking (5 minutes for viral exposure), or breathing (50 minutes for viral exposure). Further, almost half of all infections have occurred from asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic people, and the latter are at their most infectious just prior to showing symptoms.

Since OTM Volunteers fall into the highest-risk category – people 65 or older, many of whom have serious underlying medical conditions – only OTM Staff will host museum visitors and researchers at this time.