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“Pleasant way to spend an hour or so.”

The Rosson House Museum
Ranked #25 of 233 things to do in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Tours are given on the hour, so try to time your arrival with that in mind. There isn't much to do in the immediate area to kill time if you arrive too early. Other than that, this is a nice little tour or a restored Victorian home. Our tour guide was a very pleasant woman who was willing to answer questions and chat. There were only a total of four people on our tour, so it was easy to talk to her and ask questions. I don't think know how they can get many more than that on a tour because the rooms are fairly small. None of the furniture or fixtures are original, but they have done a good job of approximating what it would have looked like in its heyday. I believe the cost is $7.50 ($6.50 with a AAA card), so it is a bit pricey for what it is, but it is a worthwhile cause supporting their effort to preserve Phoenix history. The tour includes some exhibits in a small historic home nearby that shows how some of the restoration work was done. All in all, we really enjoyed our stop here. I wouldn't drive for hours just to see this, but if it definitely worthwhile if you are passing through anyway. There are a few restaurants in the same block, so you can get some lunch and make a nice afternoon of it. The Science Museum is across the street.

3  Thank davegidd
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

A great short tour of this Eastlake manor home. A step back in time and in downtown Phoenix, near many other attractions and restaurants.

1  Thank macstraits
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

If you're visiting downtown, right near the AZ Science Center is the Rosson House. From the early 1900's, theRosson family lived here and it's been restored with most of the original furnishings and fixtures, as well as the paint and wallpaper. A cool piece of AZ history!

3  Thank sue8308
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

again, something to do with some extra time.... full of AZ history and well worth the time it takes to get there... it's located right by the AZ Science museum and history museum... so you can do a few things..

1  Thank Herman02
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

In a place like Phoenix it can be pretty hard to get a sense of the history of the area. This tour is a must see for those that enjoy history and have an appreciation for preserving our past. Executive Director Tom W. and his team do an excellent job of giving you a great feel for what life in Phoenix was like in the early 1900's. Great tour, excellent restoration!

1  Thank Andy H
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