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The Rosson House Museum

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Address: 139 N. 6th Street, Heritage Square, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: +1 602-262-5070
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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
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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.

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Very interesting

It was 113 degrees out the day we toured. House felt cool. Had a wonderful tour guide. Very interesting trip back in history. Beautiful job restoring the house.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was 113 degrees out the day we toured. House felt cool. Had a wonderful tour guide. Very interesting trip back in history. Beautiful job restoring the house.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tour was great! Our guide Jose was full of info. Home was beautiful. Glad the city thought to preserve it, and the entire block. Check out the other buildings. One is now a coffeehouse, the other a restaurant. Great for locals, and visitors alike. Tour lasts about an hour. There is ac, but was hot out 109, and was still... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did tours here for a few years and loved showing how Phoenicians lived in the desert long before air conditioning. The square surrounding the Rosson House is also interesting with great restaurants. The location is near so much--The Science Museum, Theaters, ASU Downtown and more!

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

If you like historic places, you will love this museum. The guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. The home is a wonderful place to see and to learn about the way people lived in the past. You'll love it!

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Chino Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Wow. Awesome job on restoration. From beautiful home to run down slum room rental, 7 layers of wall paper and numerous layers of paint on the wood and brick to almost fully restored to original. We took the tour and learned so much about the Victorian era and the reason behind everything from the wood patterns on the floor to... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Found the Rosson House Museum on Groupon and thought it would be a pretty cool place to visit. We went the Carriage House to get our "tickets" and we were greeted by Flare. who had a wealth of knowledge about the history of the property. Then we were greeted by our docent Kathleen who had a plethora of facts about... More 

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Markle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

My daughter goes to ASU downtown and we have been by this area several times and finally decided to drop in. I will say their website says they are open until 4 however it should say 3. It's not an open go and see type thing. They give tours so hours should say when they actually give tours. Last one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The last house on its original foundation on the city block but well restored and open for guided tours. Great example of Victorian style and furnishings. Hard to believe it was a boarding house for several years. Modern touches like air conditioning make it an anytime of the year visit.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Phoenix saved some of it's early history. Period furnished home built in 1895. The history of this home makes this a gem to see. Walls and floors are original...Tours on the hour and last one hour. Wheelchair access first floor only. This home is located in Heritage square. Parking in lot at fifth and Monroe. The Rosson House will validate... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

A really interesting tour of an original Victorian home that has been restored in downtown Phoenix. Parking was very easy and close in the parking deck - remember to take your ticket to get validated. There were people of ages, including 2 children that had a scavenger hunt game to play during the tour. The ladies that run both the... More 

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