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Douglas Mansion

Address: Route 89A, Jerome, Jerome, AZ
Phone Number: 520-634-5381
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Ranked #8 of 30 things to do in Jerome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Historic sites, History museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This former home of a mining baron became a state park and a museum in 1965.
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Type: State Parks, Historic sites, History museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This former home of a mining baron became a state park and a museum in 1965.

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English first
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Douglas Mansion is well worth a visit if you're interested in learning about the history of the town of Jerome, the mining industry of the late 19th and early 20th century, and the Yavapai Black Hills area. Be sure to take in the short documentary video, narrated by a friendly ghost. The views from the mansion are absolutely stunning.

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WI
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Nice movie to give you background on Mr. Douglas and the mining community. Beautiful views of the valley below. Would have liked to see the house as a furnished house instead of a museum, though.

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Finland, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

very informative on history of the town of Jerome, and a lot of artifacts of the mining company , the view of the surrounding mountains & valleys is amazing

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Palmdale, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is a very interesting mansion with a lot of history. Beautifully built with an incredible view of Sedona and the Flagstaff snow covered mountains, the mansion actually has a mine shaft in the back yard. (It's so deep you can't even see to the bottom of the shaft.) There is a movie about the history of the town of... More 

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Rockford IL
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

wonderful history about the old mining district. lots of artifacts to look at and a short video about the town

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We visited the museum twice on two different trips to Jerome while collecting geological and historical information for a new book on Gold in Arizona. We very much enjoyed this museum with all of its exhibits, rock specimens, 3-D models of the mine workings, etc. It is worth the visit!

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Bryan
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Stop here first before going any further into Jerome. Pay the 5.00, go thru the museum and Watch the 30 minute video on the history of the town. It will truly make you appreciate the town! The view from grounds is nice too.

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London, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Visit here first on entering Jerome. The film is well done and gives a good overview of the town. Wonderful displays of the town and mining history.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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38 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This was originally the stately home of the Douglas family. The high ceilings are amazing. The gardens outdoors are nicely kept, and the old cars in the stable/garage are restored nicely. Well worth the $5 admission, and has plenty of history explained inside. Clean bathrooms too. Some original furniture inside too, all in all a good visit.

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169 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

He wonders why I prefer to visit sites like this without him. I could have spent hours here and he gives it 30 minutes. The film was very well done and informative. I love the exhibits as well as the mining explanations. I want to go back alone!

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