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Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

409 W Riordan Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6440
+1 928-779-4395
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Very interesting history

Marilyn was our host and she was excellent. Her detailed knowledge of the family really added to... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
greg j
Overland Park, Kansas
So much history!

This is a historical gem right in the middle of town! Don't pass this one up! We visit lots of... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Yuma, Arizona
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Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, Riordan Mansion is an impressive reminder of gracious living in a small, territorial logging town. The historic building is an Arizona treasure — a remarkable example of Arts and Crafts style architecture featuring a rustic exterior of log-slab siding, volcanic stone arches, and hand-split wooden shingles. The expansive home has forty rooms, over 13,000 square-feet of living area, and servants' quarters. The Riordan residence was designed by the creator of Grand Canyon's El Tovar Hotel, Charles Whittlesey.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“two brothers” (25 reviews)
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409 W Riordan Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6440
+1 928-779-4395
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Marilyn was our host and she was excellent. Her detailed knowledge of the family really added to the tour. It should be noted that approx. 95 % of the family items are original and the construction details of the home are very interesting. Overall a...More

Thank greg j
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is a historical gem right in the middle of town! Don't pass this one up! We visit lots of museums and this is one of our favorites! The guides are very knowledgeable and fun! It's like stepping back into time!

Thank fxdlisa
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is a pretty interesting place. A real time capsule as the house is not staged but left pretty much as the former inhabitants left it. There are actually two houses joined by a common area in the middle. Two Flagstaff Pioneer Brothers, The Riordan's,...More

1  Thank kataz
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had a one hour tour of this amazing home. Our docent was so knowledgeable and made the tour more than fun. This tour also gives a great history of Flagstaff. I would recommentd it for all ages.

Thank Ellen R
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This State Historic Park is a mansion built by brothers Timothy and Michael Giordano. It is a family compound built to accommodate the brothers and their families. The mansion was designed by Charles Whittlesey, famous architect of the period. 13,000 square feet with a five...More

Thank danf552017
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This house is a wonderful example of Arts and Crafts style as well as early innovations in technology. Much of the furniture and artifacts of the house are original to the owners. Fascinating information about the early timber trade also.

1  Thank janechavers
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

A good way to learn some history of northern arizona and flagstaff. Takes an hour with tours starting on the hour. It is a nice home very historical a great place to spend an hour

Thank D G
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Really enjoyed the tour of the Riordan Mansion. The tour guide was passionate about telling the history of the Riordans and was quite entertaining. It gives you a great history on Flagstaff and how influential the Riordans actually were.

Thank Psyntax
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Our tour lasted about an hour and the tour guide was very informative, especially describing the various components of the arts & crafts movement. The tour guide also provided interesting tidbits of Riordan family history. Near the end of the tour the guide allowed one...More

Thank Lori_T22
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Enjoyed the Riordan Mansion and listening to the guide tell the story of the Riordan Family. Good self guided tour of the outside. Guided tour of the inside was about 45 minutes and $10 per person.

Thank Cary P
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13 May 2016|
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Response from texasexile1954 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, can't post websites here. Contact the mansion by phone or see Arizona State Parks website. You may be able to make reservations for tickets, as well(to take the tour, you must buy a ticket). Remember, Flagstaff can be... More
Loren S
6 February 2016|
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Response from WestSideKid | Reviewed this property |
When we went on a Thursday in mid-January, it was 10AM to 5PM, and closed Monday - Wednesday. Weekend hours and Summer hours may be different. Check the website for more exact information. Tours are every hour with the... More