The Writing Instrument Museum

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Hidden in a condo complex across from Scottsdale Fashion Square, this shoebox of a museum displays hundreds of pens and pencils from the 19th and 20th centuries. Visitors can explore the museum to learn about the development and history of writing instruments. Remember when people used to write letters with pen and paper? Yeah, it’s been a while. Open by appointment only.

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The Writing Instrument Museum

4739 N. Scottsdale Rd.



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