We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Rosson House Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 139 N 6th St, Heritage Square, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2328
Phone Number:
+1 602-262-5070
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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 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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 127 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Lovely Historical Home

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
TheBoysGrandma
,
Lawrence, Kansas
Add Photo Write a Review

127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 123: English reviews
Lawrence, Kansas
Level Contributor
237 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank TheBoysGrandma
Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank Elizabeth A
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
94 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank Mike G
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
192 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
2 Thank Darlene43
Laval, Canada
Level Contributor
41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
1 Thank MartaM285
West Orange, New Jersey
Level Contributor
108 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Interesting tour. Small place by mansion standards. The guide provided local detail. The history here is so recent and that makes it quite different.

Helpful?
Thank verwO2013
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
140 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

This is one of the many historical sites in Phoenix. The house is absolutely beutiful. It is filled with many of the furnishing of that era. The voluneers that are tour guides really know the background of the house and adjoining property.

Helpful?
1 Thank Rocktownlady
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level Contributor
131 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

The Rosson House tour is quite interesting, given the era in which it was built. The entire square has a fascinating history. The tour itself lasts under an hour; the docent was knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the entire area, the families that once lived there and the politics of that specific time period. We didn't spend much... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Lynn B
Georgetown, Texas
Level Contributor
56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

The Rosson House is a part of Heritage Square. This historic area has several houses remaining from the early days of Phoenix. The house has been restored to period appearance and furnishings. The tour will provide an opportunity to see the inside, hear the stories and get a perspective on early life in Phoenix by those who could afford a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 510dele
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

We had the opportunity to tour the Rosson House as well as the Historical square. Very interesting. House has been restored to its' original grandeur. Guide was informative and had a great sense of humor.

Helpful?
Thank Maryatdesairlake

Travelers who viewed The Rosson House Museum also viewed

Phoenix, Central Arizona
Phoenix, Central Arizona
 
Phoenix, Central Arizona
 

Been to The Rosson House Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Rosson House Museum and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from The Rosson House Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?