Jerome State Historic Park is a state park of Arizona, US, featuring the Douglas Mansion, built in 1916 by a family of influential mining entrepreneurs in Jerome, Arizona, a mining region in the northeast of the Black Hills, east Yavapai County. A museum is located in the old Douglas Mansion.Using our world travel planner, Jerome attractions like Jerome State Historic Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Jerome State Historic Park reopened on October 14, 2010, after being closed since February 27, 2009, because of budget cuts and the need to repair the historic mansion. Renovation and stabilization were funded by a state heritage grant and donations from the Douglas family. The park is open on a seven-day schedule thanks to additional funding raised by Yavapai County, the city of Jerome, and the Jerome Historical Society.
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We visited on a Saturday morning and it wasn't crowded at all! Don't miss the 30 minute video, and they also had a volunteer docent there named Warren who spent a few minutes outside with us pointing.... more
We visited on a Saturday morning and it wasn't crowded at all! Don't miss the 30 minute video, and they also had a volunteer docent there named Warren who spent a few minutes outside with us pointing.... more »
Loved the insights into relatively recent day copper mining operations ( ceased 1940’s) Nice examples of drills, the two major shafts that go down 1800’,
Loved the insights into relatively recent day copper mining operations ( ceased 1940’s) Nice examples of drills, the two major shafts that go down 1800’, more »
Small town, fun to drive! Park and walk to experience everything :) :) :) Lots of history and great views!
Small town, fun to drive! Park and walk to experience everything :) :) :) Lots of history and great views! more »
This beautiful old home turned museum is a great step back in time to when this town was flourishing. The amount of artifacts greatly help give a since of how hard the times were. Highly recommend next time your in Jerome.
The park has a visitor center, a museum, and an excellent panoramic view of the valley below. The museum tells the story of the copper mining industry in the area and how industrialists will exploit a community and its people to further societies development, then abandon it when the land is no longer useful. It is story of one man who made millions and how early 20th century mining practices both helped and hurt communities. It is the story of American enterprise and successes. This community essentially built America. It would be worth your time to see a story of its cost and benefits.
What a wonderful place! If you like learning about small town history this is a must. There is a fee to enter of $7 per adult (military discount is excepted). Children would get bored. Just getting here is one heck of a windy drive.
If you want to know the history of Jerome, then this is the place for you. The views are incredible and it was fun to compare the current landscape/buildings to drawings of the hillsides and buildings that were there in the past, some of which are still standing.
Very thorough history of Jerome and the mining done in the area. Informative video and two floors of exhibits plus outdoor gardens. Spectacular views.
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