Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

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Evening Lecture Series

Enjoy a guest lecturer at 7:00 p.m. Saturday evenings.

Second Sunday Special

A special event or theme tour each month.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

Every second Monday at 12:15 p.m.

March – Whisky Tasting at Tim’s Table Fundraiser

Gather around the East House dining room table for an educational evening about whisky,
including a few samples.

August – Arizona Rough Riders Living History

The Arizona Rough Riders living history group brings the Spanish-American War Era (1898) to life. Dressed in authentic period dress Rough Riders and their ladies portray the times, the war and its effects, and the social mores of turn-of-the-century America.

September – Flagstaff Festival of Science

Riordan Mansion hosts several evening lectures during the annual festival. Visit http://www.scifest.org for the event schedule.

October – Halloween Tours

Riordan Mansion State Park, with its beautiful historic house, provides the perfect backdrop for tales of the fantastic and the factual. These tours are recommended for ages 12 and older. Tickets $12 per person.

December – Christmas Party

Visit with Santa, make a craft, and enjoy cookies and cider. The Riordan Mansion Christmas party is a family tradition.

Permanent Exhibits

Visitor Center

Exhibit panels and photographs depict the lumber industry, Flagstaff’s beginnings, the Riordan families, and construction of the Riordan Mansion. A touch table features period items for visitors to explore.

East House Guided Tour

Guests experience the Timothy and Caroline Riordan home, with original Stickley furniture and personal belongings on display, as if the family had just stepped out. Designed by architect Charles Whittlesey and completed in 1904, the home features all the amenities available at the time, including indoor plumbing, central heat, and electric lights.

West House Museum

Enjoy the Breakfast Room Temporary and Sports and Recreation in Milton 1890-1940 exhibits and learn about the leisure time activities for the Riordan family and their workers. The first floor of the Michael and Elizabeth Riordan home is filled with exhibits pertaining to the Riordan family, the Arts and Crafts style, and the lumber industry. Admission is included with the East House Guided Tour.

Education

School Programs

Pre-Visit Outreach
Available for Flagstaff schools, third grade and up. One of our volunteers or staff will visit your classroom to share photos and stories of Flagstaff’s early history.

Life Then and Now Guided Tour

Guides at Riordan Mansion compare and contrast what life was like in 1904 with the present day during our hour-long guided tours. These tours are best for students third grade and up.

Groups are limited to 30-32 people per hour in two groups. (Groups should consist of 1-2 chaperones and 14-15 students.) If you have more than 32 people, please choose two tour times. Groups waiting to go on the tour can explore the Visitor Center and grounds.

Cost:

  • $10 for adults and students 14 or older
  • $5 for students 7-13 years old

To schedule a tour, please complete the form below or call 928-779-4395.

Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive a response. Thank you!

If you do not receive an email receipt after submitting your form, please call 928-779-4395.

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • (Groups of more than 32 people will need to select two hours)
  • One of our volunteers or staff will visit your classroom to share photos and stories of Flagstaff’s early history before your tour. (Only available for schools in Flagstaff.)
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • (We have historic toys and games for sale in the $2-$10 range)

The Riordan Mansion built in 1904 makes a beautiful location for an outdoor event. Weddings, memorials, reunions, and other quiet gatherings of up to 150 people can be accommodated in several locations on the grounds. The veranda with the historic arch, the forest by the hitching posts, or in the Visitor Center are all available for facility use.

Visit our Facility Rentals Guide for more details.

This Park has a gift shop in the Visitor Center with beautiful coffee table books on the Arts and Crafts Movement, Flagstaff history and childrens’ history books. Souvenir items such as T-shirts, lapel pins, and magnets are also available.

Sponsors

The Pioneer Museum and Riordan Mansion State Historic Park are supported in part by a grant from the City of Flagstaff and the Flagstaff Arts Council.
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