Summer Hours in Effect
Summer Hours - May 1 to Oct 31
The Park is open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Tours begin on the hour at 10am, 11 am, Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm.
Winter Hours - Nov 1 to Apr 30
The Park is open Thursday through Monday from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday. Tours begin on the hour at 11 am, Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm.
Reservations are recommended, call (928) 779-4395. Riordan Mansion State Historic Park is proudly managed by the Arizona Historical Society with additional support from Northern Arizona Pioneers' Historical Society and Riordan Action Network.
The grounds around the historic home are beautiful - feel free to stroll, eat your lunch, or watch the ravens and crows in our "Corvid Corner." There is no charge to relax on the grounds.
October 12: Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: 100 Ways to Die in Flagstaff
12:15pm. FREE. Bill Peterson, Director, AHS/NAD Breaking up a bar fights, messing around with another man’s wife, riding wild horses, failure to dodge bullets and saw blades, having a crazed killer for a mother are a few of the dramatically Western ways to lose your life during Flagstaff’s colorful and distant past. Add in poor understanding of biology, lax hygiene, unsafe working conditions, as well as incurable diseases, and Pioneer Era Flagstaff can appear a downright frightening place to call home. This talk will uncover broad social patterns and topics once thought to be rooted in, and owned by, the modern era. Also to be discussed are a few mishaps, shootings, and other grisly events ending in survival. Join us as Arizona Historical Society Northern Division Director Bill Peterson has put together a lighthearted and interesting talk on this rather somber topic.
October 28-30: Halloween Program
We're offering a special nighttime program during the week of Halloween this year. This very popular guided tour is a storytelling session involving tales of the fantastic and the factual. The historic Riordan Mansion makes a great backdrop for spinning yarns appropriate to the Halloween season.
Tours are being offered for 3 nights, Oct. 28, 29, 30, at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. Admission for the tours is $12.00 per person, and the tours are recommended for ages twelve and older. Space is limited, so reservations are required. Reservations and information can be obtained by calling Riordan Mansion State Historic Park at (928) 779-4395.
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About the Park
Step back in time and experience a great example of Arts and Crafts style architecture at Riordan Mansion.
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.
Brown Bag Lunch Lectures
On the 2nd Monday of each month at 12:15 pm we present a different lecture as part of our Brown Bag Lunch Series. Stop by with lunch for an interesting presentation. Read complete descriptions on the calendar of events page. (Look for the Brown Bag Lunch symbol.)
Evening Slide Presentation Series
Our evening Slide Presentation Series presents a wide ranging of topics. Presentations are held at 7 pm. Programs are free but reservations are recommended due to limited availability. Please call (928) 779-4395. Read complete descriptions on the calendar of events page. (Look for the Slide symbol.)
Timothy and Michael Riordan in 1928.
Timothy and Michael Riordan were prominent pioneer Flagstaff businessmen who developed a successful logging business, the Arizona Lumber and Timber Company. Moreover, the two brothers were known for their contributions which were essential to the development of the social and economic structure of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona. Tim and Mike married the Metz sisters, Caroline and Elizabeth. The women were cousins of the Babbitt brothers, another influential Flagstaff family. Tim and Caroline had two daughters; Mike and Elizabeth had six children. The two close-knit families built a large mansion comprised of two separate homes connected by a common area known as the billiard room.
A Family and a Forest is a curriculum for 3 – 6 grade correlated with the Arizona State Education Standards for science, social studies and mathematics. The program includes activities to use in the classroom prior to your visit along with follow-up activities. The goal of the curriculum is to present information on the logging industry in Flagstaff, Arizona and how this industry provided wealth to the community and support for the families that relied upon that industry for their livelihood. It also presents information on the concerns of land use and conservation of the natural resources that provided that livelihood. Through the Riordan family history we learn about life one hundred years ago and relate that to our lives today.
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