Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, Flagstaff

4.6
#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Flagstaff
See the legacy of one of the state's most historically important families at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, a park that honors their private residences. Visit the park and view the duplex-style homes of the brothers Timothy and Michael Riordan, who married another pair of sisters and built their separate homes in 1904, connecting them with a common area. Join a tour of the twinned mansions with a park ranger and learn more about the family's important role in Arizona's industrial development as it headed toward statehood. Afterward, tour the grounds of the manor to see its gardens and stop by the visitor center to further explore the brothers' role in the city's growth. Plan to visit Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Flagstaff attractions using our Flagstaff trip itinerary maker app .
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  • Our tour will be one that we remember for a long time. The Riordan's were fine people and the mansion is fun, not pretentious. Our $10.00 each admission charge is reasonable and greatly helps to maint...  more »
  • We toured in March was a little chilly but took the self guided walk around the Mansion. It gives you a different look at the house from the outside it was beautiful. We then took the guided tour thro...  more »
  • Quick first trip to Flagstaff for only a few hours - after stopping at town visitor center decided to see the mansion. $10 well spent on the tour inside (or free just to walk the grounds outside the h...  more »
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  • Went to the Christmas tour. It was nice but a lot of walking and no heat so pretty cold in the winter. The history was great to learn about. Overall had a good time. If you have trouble walking a lot or standing in one spot for long then it may not be for you. There are also stairs.
  • Fascinating tour led by an extremely knowledgeable guide. With an interest in mission furniture and the arts and crafts movement, my partner and I found this a great stop on our vacation.
  • Loved seeing Riordan all decked out in Christmas. Our guide, John, was very knowledgeable and learned a few new things that I hadn't heard from a previous visit. I brought a friend/family member visiting from Nebraska and it was a perfect snowy day activity that brought Flagstaff's history to life.
  • Amazing historic park in Flagstaff. A must see for anyone visiting the town. Flagstaff, Lake Mary, Snowbowl and most things in the area owe their existence to the Riordan family. Seeing their house and experiencing the early 20th century lively hood is a fantastic experience. The one hour guided tour is extremely informative and entertaining.
  • Our tour guide Audrey was so sweet and great with the kids. We had a great time and learned a ton. The grounds are beautiful especially in the winter, great place for kids to get some energy outside before doing the tour. It takes about an hour, but goes by fast with all the stuff to see.
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