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Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

409 W Riordan Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6440
+1 928-779-4395
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Interesting display of early 20th Century lumber barons' wealth.

This State Historic Park is a mansion built by brothers Timothy and Michael Giordano. It is a... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
danf552017
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Beautiful home with great history

This house is a wonderful example of Arts and Crafts style as well as early innovations in... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
janechavers
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, Riordan Mansion is an impressive reminder of gracious living in a small, territorial logging town. The historic building is an Arizona treasure — a remarkable example of Arts and Crafts style architecture featuring a rustic exterior of log-slab siding, volcanic stone arches, and hand-split wooden shingles. The expansive home has forty rooms, over 13,000 square-feet of living area, and servants' quarters. The Riordan residence was designed by the creator of Grand Canyon's El Tovar Hotel, Charles Whittlesey.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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409 W Riordan Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6440
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

This State Historic Park is a mansion built by brothers Timothy and Michael Giordano. It is a family compound built to accommodate the brothers and their families. The mansion was designed by Charles Whittlesey, famous architect of the period. 13,000 square feet with a five...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

This house is a wonderful example of Arts and Crafts style as well as early innovations in technology. Much of the furniture and artifacts of the house are original to the owners. Fascinating information about the early timber trade also.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

A good way to learn some history of northern arizona and flagstaff. Takes an hour with tours starting on the hour. It is a nice home very historical a great place to spend an hour

Thank D G
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Really enjoyed the tour of the Riordan Mansion. The tour guide was passionate about telling the history of the Riordans and was quite entertaining. It gives you a great history on Flagstaff and how influential the Riordans actually were.

Thank Psyntax
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Our tour lasted about an hour and the tour guide was very informative, especially describing the various components of the arts & crafts movement. The tour guide also provided interesting tidbits of Riordan family history. Near the end of the tour the guide allowed one...More

Thank Lori_T22
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Enjoyed the Riordan Mansion and listening to the guide tell the story of the Riordan Family. Good self guided tour of the outside. Guided tour of the inside was about 45 minutes and $10 per person.

Thank Cary P
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Great tour and definitely a hidden gem that you wouldn't expect to see adjacent to the boring NAU architecture. This home is pretty warm on a hot summer day in Flag so go earlier in the day.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Riordan Mansion is definitely worth a visit. We joined a tour and the guide was great - providing detail on the family and building including the social and historic significance. The house is very interesting and a wonderful example of the Arts and Crafts style.

Thank megsiep
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Went here on a rainy day in Flagstaff. It is a fascinating log mansion, built by the Riordan family who made their wealth in the logging industry. The mansion is actually two homes linked by a common area. The home is full of wonderful Stickley...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I was able to find this place only because I lived right next to it (the university is literally on the other side) but I definitely recommend this to my friends and family who are looking for something to do in Flagstaff. This is a...More

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JJTK
14 May 2016|
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Response from texasexile1954 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, can't post websites here. Contact the mansion by phone or see Arizona State Parks website. You may be able to make reservations for tickets, as well(to take the tour, you must buy a ticket). Remember, Flagstaff can be... More
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Loren S
7 February 2016|
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Response from WestSideKid | Reviewed this property |
When we went on a Thursday in mid-January, it was 10AM to 5PM, and closed Monday - Wednesday. Weekend hours and Summer hours may be different. Check the website for more exact information. Tours are every hour with the... More
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