Hopi House is located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, within Grand Canyon National Park in the U.S. state of Arizona. Built in 1904 as concessioner facilities at the South Rim were being developed, it is the first of eight projects at the Grand Canyon that were designed by architect Mary Colter, along with Bright Angel Lodge, Hermit's Rest, Lookout Studio, Phantom Ranch, Desert View Watchtower, Colter Hall and Victor Hall, (the latter two being employee dormitories). Hopi House was built by the Fred Harvey Company as a market for Native American crafts, made by artisans on the site. The Hopi, as the historic inhabitants of the area, were chosen as the featured artisans, and the building was designed to closely resemble a traditional Hopi pueblo. Hopi House opened on January 1, 1905, two weeks before the El Tovar Hotel, located just to the west, was opened.DesignMary Colter had worked on a number of projects for the Fred Harvey Company, principally as an architect and interior designer. She was particularly successful in a similar project, the Indian Building at the Fred Harvey Company's Alvarado Hotel (now demolished) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Colter planned Hopi House as a sort of living museum, in which Hopi Indians could live while making and selling traditional crafts. The structure was based on Colter's interpretation of the Hopi dwelling at Oraibi, Arizona. The ethnohistorically-correct structure was at the time of its construction the first introduction for many park visitors to the architecture and life of the native peoples of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. A variety of interior spaces provide museum, sales and demonstration space.Add Hopi House to your Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.
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We stopped in while walking along the rim and were glad we did. The shop is very interesting and nicely laid out. There is much to see so plan to be there a while to truly get to see everything. The b... more »
If you are visiting the south rim of the Grand Canyon, Hopi House should get a visit because it is a wonderful example of the thoughtfulness that went into the original buildings designed for the sout... more »
We visited the Hopi House and the building is so beautiful and they have amazing gifts inside (though overpriced). I was there with my 2 year old and while I was looking around he grabbed a pumpkin th... more »
Wonderful Hopi house has beautiful works of art for sale and in gallery from Hopi, Ute, Navajo and other tribes. Very awe inspiring history. Great gift shop for bringing back gifts for family, friends, or even yourself! Most of the price of pottery is defined by if it was actually Native made or imported from non natives. I personally bough a beautiful Navajo vase.
it worth a visit at this point. We had a great view from the canyon from here.
A good representation of stack stone building. What I really love is that this building is over 100 years old and was always designed as a gift shop. Has to be the oldest giftshop I have ever been to.
The building itself is very neat, and the gift shop has some beautiful pieces. That said, it is all very expensive, and similar items can be found at other Native American shops nearby
Built in multiple different styles so that you can learn the differences in Hopi architecture, very cool!
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