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Address: 139 N. 6th Street, Heritage Square, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: +1 602-262-5070
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Rosson House Museum is a fully-restored 1895 Queen Anne Victorian...
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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What wonderful Phoenix History

At the turn of the 20th Century, before Arizona was a state and long before air conditioners ruled the summer days, elegant people built beautiful homes with many advanced... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Mesa, Arizona

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Mesa, Arizona
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

At the turn of the 20th Century, before Arizona was a state and long before air conditioners ruled the summer days, elegant people built beautiful homes with many advanced features. The one hour tour of the Rosson House demonstrates how a wealthy doctor, owner of Phoenix newspaper, Mayor, and a covey of young girls lived in the early 1900's. Indoor... More 

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Milpitas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

The beauty of when this house was in it's prime has been captured to every detail. You feel as if your back when the Rosson House was at it's finest. You will see how much work has gone on the preserve it to it's finest moments.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised at the ease of this adventure and it was beautiful as well as historically educational. Not so advisable for small children or handicapped because there are stairs to climb to fully enjoy the museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Rosson House tour is one hour long, and well worth taking the time to go. The guided tour takes you throughout the first and second floors, both of which are filled with antique furnishings and memorabilia. The tour guides (we had "Stan" as our tour guide) are very knowledgeable, friendly, and thorough regarding the history of the home. The... More 

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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

So much work has gone into restoring this Victorian house back to its former glory, its so worth touring, the guides and lovely and so knowledgeable and friendly, a great afternoon out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This was a cool place. The architecture was absolutely amazing! The stories on how they lived was cool and how they renovated the house was interesting.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Took family to see this house, one of the earliest brick homes in Phoenix. Somewhat interesting, but probably moreso for the architect-minded. Our participation and enjoyment was dampened by a member of our family's inability to see the upstairs area due to physical constraints. It's not an ADA-compliant tour, and its charm would be ruined if they tried to make... More 

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arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is located in Heritage Square and it's one of those places you may pass often, but not know you can actually take a tour. The tour lasts about an hour and on Sunday it was offered on the hour from 12 pm - 3 pm. We had Tom Walsh as our tour guide and he made it thoroughly enjoyable.... More 

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Boulder
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A very special way to spend an afternoon. The house is decorated in period findings that were donated by the Phoenix community and families who occupied the house historically. Perfect for a few hours of entertainment in an otherwise busy metropolis. The guide was delightful and willing to answer all questions. One caution: the stairs are very steep, not accessible... More 

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Paramus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had Tom Walsh as our tour guide. The house is definitely worth seeing even without Tom - I'm told he's now "semi-retired" - but his talk was excellent: Interesting and he kept it relevant to the people on the tour. Rosson House is a Victorian, completely uncharacteristic of other houses in Phoenix, then or now. Tom explained why and... More 

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