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The Rosson House Museum

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Address: 139 N 6th St, Heritage Square, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2328
Phone Number:
+1 602-262-5070
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Rosson House Museum is a fully-restored 1895 Queen Anne Victorian house...

The Rosson House Museum is a fully-restored 1895 Queen Anne Victorian house museum which interprets the history of Phoenix. Tours of the house include all living areas and offer visitors a glimpse into the lifestyles of early Phoenix families. Admission to the Rosson House Museum is by guided tour only.

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Historic square right in the heart of downtown Phoenix

We had the opportunity to tour the Rosson House as well as the Historical square. Very interesting. House has been restored to its' original grandeur. Guide was informative and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 January 2017
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We had the opportunity to tour the Rosson House as well as the Historical square. Very interesting. House has been restored to its' original grandeur. Guide was informative and had a great sense of humor.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The Museum is located In Heritage Square. We went on a Wed. and the other activity, which is a crafting place was closed. The area around the museum is large and parking is reasonable. The Museum tour guide was knowledgeable and somewhat entertaining. It is worth the visit as you learn about the life and times of the residents of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The tour guide I had was fabulous. She was obviously knowledgeable and happy to share everything she knew about not only the home, but the customs and cultures it has represented over the years. She was also more than willing to answer any questions.

Thank Telly M
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our tour. The guide was very friendly and interactive with the audience, which I find nice. The house is amazing and well preserved. My family and I loved the experience and we strongly recommend for tourists who are visiting town.

Thank Mohamad H
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We went with friends on the noon tour. If you use the parking garage next door make sure you get the parking ticket validated and parking will only be $1 . This house will give you an idea of how people lived 100 years ago. They have kept the house as original as possible.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This is a beautifully restored home from the late 1890's. It is the only home left downtown on its original site. The 1 hour tour has lots of fascinating stories of old Phoenix & lovely antique furniture. It is a very enjoyable visit.

Thank Chris J
Buckeye, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We had low expectations since we got a Groupon for two people for only ten dollars! It was a very interesting tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and made it fun. We went in late June and it was a tad warm, but we still really enjoyed this historical landmark.

Thank Sandy S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We attended the holiday tea and tour and had a wonderful time. I went with my mother and a friend and were pleasantly surprised by how fun the afternoon was. I previously had no idea Heritage Square (the collection of older buildings) existed. The tea was served in beautiful china with scones and tea sandwiches. Afterwards, the tour of Rosson... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

For persons who enjoy history as much as I do, this is a must see. This old 2800 Square foot showcase home was built in 1895 when Phoenix was home to about 4000 people. The detailed wood floor designs, elegant woodwork, metal ceiling tiles, first indoor bathroom with toilet and tub, and rooms restored with period furniture really demonstrate early... More 

1 Thank Mary I
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A 45 minute guided tour constitutes your visit to Rosson House, a carefully restored home of 1895. Beautiful wood, gorgeous wall paper, ornate finishings, "modern" conveniences: it's enlightening to glimpse upper middle class living of the 19th century. For some, not such a wild West after all! Our guide balanced stories about the particulars of the house, its early occupants,... More 

1 Thank Pam M

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