“step back into history!”
Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, Riordan Mansion is an impressive reminder of gracious living in a small, territorial logging town. The historic building is an Arizona treasure — a remarkable example of Arts and Crafts style architecture featuring a rustic exterior of log-slab siding, volcanic stone arches, and hand-split wooden shingles. The expansive home has forty rooms, over 13,000 square-feet of living area, and servant's quarters. The Riordan residence was designed by the creator of Grand Canyon's El Tovar Hotel, Charles Whittlesey. Guided tours of the Mansion given daily, at the top of the hour. During Winter, tours begin at 11 am. Tour size is limited and reservations are highly recommended. Reservations are made by calling the Park at (928) 779-4395. Your guide will lead you through a pristine historic home filled with original artifacts, handcrafted furniture, and personal mementos of the Riordan families. The impressive home contains an exceptional collection of Craftsman furnishings with appointments by Edison, Stickley, Ellis, and Steinway. The first floor of the West Wing is included as part of the tour and provides displays about the family, the Arts and Crafts movement, and other local interests.
I went to school in Flagstaff and loved visiting the Mansion often. While it is free to walk around the exterior of the house, to get inside you have to go on a tour which costs $10 per adult and lasts about an hour. The tour guides are very informative and the house is gorgeous. A must see if you are visiting Flagstaff.
A beautiful piece of AZ history. I implore all travelers to take the tour of this estate. Amazing representation of Arts & Crafts style design, tons of Art Nouveu as well.
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Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
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