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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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Beautiful House — Great history

The Riordan Mansion is a piece of Flagstaff history. Two houses joined by a great room built by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fred D
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Pecos, Texas, United States
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Interesting

This 1904 duplex mansion, is a historical treasure trove. They have preserved so many family... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Becky W
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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409 W Riordan Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6440
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+1 928-779-4395
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Riordan Mansion is a piece of Flagstaff history. Two houses joined by a great room built by brothers. Hourly guided tours take you through one family’s residence with insights into the family and their impact on the history of this city. Takes about two...More

Thank Fred D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 1904 duplex mansion, is a historical treasure trove. They have preserved so many family heirlooms. Our tour guide was very informative and provided so much cool tidbits about this house.

Thank Becky W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the tour which was just fine. We felt the tour would have been more meaningful if we had more ties to Flagstaff. Lots of history of the area but if we didn't have a guide I would not have given it three stars....More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Whitney gave a wonderful tour and was very patient with the group's younger patrons. The home is furnaced with majority of original craftsman furniture.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

A very unique house. Tour guide was good. Interesting - spent about 1.5 hours here. I'd include it in your tour around Flagstaff.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Plan on spending a couple hours to soak it all in. Small group guided tour was excellent. Knowledge of guide was amazing.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

When you think about a mansion, you think of extravagant living with marble, brick and fancy furniture. This mansion is not what you would expect, but when you hear the history behind its beginnings, you will appreciate what it stands for. The guided tour (Ken...More

1  Thank KrisandLori
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We recently toured the mansion, and it was fascinating! Whitney was our tour guide and she was just great. There are unique architectural designs and areas within the home that we’re really thought through for the period. We enjoyed our tour very much.

2  Thank grooveooo
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The best tours and historic homes are full of personal history - and the Riordan Mansion was no exception. Two lumber baron brothers (and Irish immigrants), married two German/American sisters and build thier mirror image mansions side by side. Homes were lived in by family...More

1  Thank Sharron G
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

In the late 1800s Flagstaff was primarily a lumber and ranching town. It was Rough and Ready but as things did develop, certain families became quite wealthy and built what for the time were really luxury homes/cabins. This is a beautiful example of what it...More

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JJTK
13 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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