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The Rosson House Museum

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Address: 139 N 6th St, Heritage Square, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2328
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+1 602-262-5070
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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
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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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Another stunner! Must visit when in Phoenix

Especially if you can't take a venture to the western towns, this area of downtown Phoenix gives you an authentic view of the 1800's West

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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Ivins, Utah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While located in an interesting part of Phoenix, the tour was a bit long and boring. Could have been done in half the time while still imparting plenty of information. The information included in the tour lacked context and failed to fit the house and its occupants into the history of the development of Phoenix. The price of admission seemed... More 

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Especially if you can't take a venture to the western towns, this area of downtown Phoenix gives you an authentic view of the 1800's West

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Thank Sherry R
Tacoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get the tour which takes place on the hour and see this 1895 home that has been restored. You will see the history of the home along with furniture, clothing and appliances of the period.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have an historic home a few miles away in the Willo District in Phoenix. It was built in 1923 and we restored it with painstaking care. The Rosson house is our Mecca. We take our visitors to see it and get the background on early Phoenix. We are never disappointed.

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TECUMSEH
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was really interesting. The guides give excellent history of the house and it is superbly renovated!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

I was glad we decided to take a tour of the Rosson House Museum at Heritage Square in Phoenix. It had a great story to tell of life in the 1800s in Phoenix. Our tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and able to answer all questions quite nicely. After answering the questions she took it just a step further adding more... More 

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Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

I wasn't sure if I wanted to do a historic home tour, but I'm glad I did because I also learned a lot about the early days of Phoenix and what life was like in such a hot climate before air-conditioning. The guided tour lasts about an hour and is worth doing if you want to learn more about the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Manager squeezed in a mini-tour for us, but it was fantastic. House includes amenities that were way before their time. Amazingly restored to period. Last remaining section of the original Phoenix.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Beautifully restored home with attention to detail. The historic society restored replicas of the original wallpaper in the front entrance, restored glass, woodwork, Gibb doors which I have never seen before and some original furniture. I've visited many Victorian homes and was surprised to find one in Phoenix so beautifully restored.

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Laval, Canada
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

The house is located in downtown Phoenix - Heritage Square. If you are in the area it cost only 9 $ to take an hour-long tour of the house and learn a lot about live in the Victorian era and the previous inhabitants of this house.

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