See the legacy of one of the state's most historically important families at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, a park that honors their private residences. Visit the park and view the duplex-style homes of the brothers Timothy and Michael Riordan, who married another pair of sisters and built their separate homes in 1904, connecting them with a common area. Join a tour of the twinned mansions with a park ranger and learn more about the family's important role in Arizona's industrial development as it headed toward statehood. Afterward, tour the grounds of the manor to see its gardens and stop by the visitor center to further explore the brothers' role in the city's growth. Plan to visit Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Flagstaff attractions using our Flagstaff trip itinerary maker app.
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park reviews
The Riordan brothers founded the Arizona Lumber and Timber company. They were married to sisters. After they became rich, they founded a teacher school which later became Northern Arizona University..... more »
A look at the history of Flagstaff logging with emphasis on the Riordan family. The volunteer tour guide was excellent, and we loved the look back into the late 1800's. Well worth seeing. more »
Loved walking through this mansion. What a beautiful Catholic family that lived here. It is 100% not haunted like others try to say. I was intrigued by the supposed "haunted" label, but realized as soon as we went inside, it was the house of a holy and good family. Quiet, peaceful, a Crucifix and holy pictures in every room. It was a pleasure to see and decorated just as it would have been 80 years ago! Our tour guide Marilyn was very knowledgeable. So glad I saw this mansion.
Admittedly, it looked a little boring, but I was pleasantly surprised by the history and how the functional architecture blended with the natural surroundings. It was actually fun learning and seeing how people lived back when life was both simpler and more trying. The VOLUNTEER tour guides were very well informed and ready to answer any question. What I though was going to be a quick stop in Flagstaff turned out to be a couple hours of wonder and awe.
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