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“Stirs the imagination!”

Jerome State Historic Park
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Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in Jerome
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Owner description: The Douglas Mansion has been an eye-catching landmark in Jerome since 1916, when James S. Douglas built it on the hill just above his Little Daisy Mine. This former home is now a museum devoted to the history of the Jerome area and the Douglas family. The museum features photographs, artifacts and minerals in addition to a video presentation and a 3-D model of the town with its underground mines. There are more displays outside along with a picnic area offering a beautiful panoramic view of the Verde Valley.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you walk around this former mining town you get a sense of its former heyday. It must have been a wild and wooly place when that mine was up and running!
One shop owner suggested we visit the Historical Society’s museum in town and we found it to have wonderful photos and displays for a very small fee.
The town got its name from an investor who was a first cousin of Winston Churchill’s mother. An interesting item in the Hstorical Society Museum is a window from the Jerome estate in Great Britain before the home was torn down. Made me wonder if Winston Churchlll ever looked out that window!
The town is set on a hilly location and is full of shops and many places to grab a bite or a brew.
Children would love this little town but anyone with mobility issues should reconsider visiting the town. Sidewalks and steps, many cracked and uneven plus lots of up and downhill grades.
The Historical Society’s gift shop has many items locally made.....always a big plus in my book!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the large home built in the 1920s by the owner of the nearby mine when it was in operation. There are interesting artifacts on display and a video showing what the area was like in those days.

Thank Joan1914
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jerome, AZ is touted as a ghost town, but it’s full of tourists. A stop at the Historic Park is interesting because of the museum which is a mansion on the hillside. Many of the tourists were there on motorcycles. The seriously winding road to get to Jerome from Prescott is fun to drive, unless you’re afraid of heights.

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit. The museum is very clean and maticulasly kept. I wish had more time to spend here. The 30 minute movie provides a great overview of the town’s history. The staff is friendly. Make sure the kids see the glowing rock exhibit.

Thank oliverpeat
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum discusses the history of Jerome, specifically the affect that mining had on the area (and what happened when it petered out). Lots of great pictures, artifacts, a terrific movie, and beautiful rocks. The views are fantastic, and there is a picnic area if you would like to sit out and eat, or just enjoy the majestic scenery. Just down the hill is a mine shaft with a plexiglass cover...stand over a 1900 foot hole and look down!! Both the museum and the mine shaft are must-stops in Jerome.

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