Rosson House Museum
Historic Heritage Square and Park
I am so glad my doctor doesn't use the same tools that the owner of this house did! He even had some contraption that he used to shock people! It was still a very awesome place to visit in Phoenix.
Step back in time when you visit the charming old homes and original buildings located in downtown Phoenix's Historic Heritage Square. This area is home to award-winning restaurants, a beautiful tree-lined park and some of Phoenix's oldest and most beautiful homes from days gone by. The Rosson House Museum is the shining star in the Historic Heritage Square collections - a beautiful 2,800 square foot Victorian style home featuring wide-sweeping porches and patios, a beautiful castle-style turret and a stunning collection of period-style furniture that takes you on a journey back to the Phoenix of long ago.
Though the house changed hands many times throughout its history, the city eventually bought the home and restored it to its original splendor along with the entire renovation of the Historic Heritage Square and park area. As a result, visitors to the museum will enjoy a taste of what it was like for the residents to live in downtown Phoenix before it became the huge metropolis it is today. Rooms on display include several bedrooms, a nursery, parlor, dining room and doctor's study. The museum docents offer group tours of the site for a nominal fee, but the historical knowledge gained makes it well worth the few extra dollars spent.
Rosson House isn't the only site of interest in Historic Heritage Square, though it is the only one that was originally built in the area. To get tickets to the museum, visitors must visit the neighboring site, Forest's Carriage House, which is the only building remaining from the late 1800s Mognett Ranch. What used to be a horse barn and groom's building has now been transformed into the ticket gallery and a lovely unique museum store.
Note: The museum does not have room to accommodate strollers, so please make other arrangements if necessary.
113 North 6th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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|Jacob Tip: This house cost $7,500 to build, but the city spent $700,000 fixing it up again. That's a lot of money!|
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