Location

Riordan Mansion Locator Map

Elevation 6,900 feet   Fees

Contact the Park:
(928) 779-4395
Riordan Mansion SHP
409 West Riordan Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Facilities

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Nearest Services: 1 mile

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Park's Speed Code: 4235#

Fees

Park Entrance Fees:
Adult (14+): $10.00
Youth (7–13): $5.00
Child (0–6): FREE

Fee Schedule

Friends Group

Riordan Action Network


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.


EVENTS

June 8

Prohibition in Flagstaff

12:15pm. Presented by: Breann Velasco. Step back in time to the Prohibition Era, the period in American history from 1920 to 1933, when the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, transport, import or export of alcoholic beverages. Come learn the role Flagstaff played leading up to the 18th amendment and how the townspeople reacted to the prohibition of alcohol.

June 13

Summer Day at Riordan

11:00am-3:00pm. Festivities will include music by the Flagstaff Community Band; performances by the teachers and students at the Flagstaff School of Music; classic cars courtesy of the Route 66 Car Club; and kids activities. The Riordan Action Network will be hosting a bake sale and is also partnering with Girl Scouts Troop 212 on a benefit hot dog sale. The Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society will be on hand with Irish information, story telling and wheat weaving.

Tours of the house on this day will focus on the lives of the servants for whom private quarters were included in the design of the Arts and Crafts home. The tours will include a visit to the Gatekeeper's Cabin which has not been open to the public until now and will only be open for occasional special events. Members of the community are invited to share their knowledge of friends and family who worked for the Riordans at their home or at the Arizona Lumber & Timber Company.

June 20

Timber Tales

7:00pm. Presented by: Nikki Lober. In 1906 Sharlot Hall came to visit the forests of northern Arizona and Arizona Lumber & Timber Company’s Camp One. Nikki will share Sharlot’s words along with historic photos documenting northern Arizona’s turn of the century logging lifestyle and show how the combined efforts of men, animals, and machinery turned raw timber into finished lumber, and helped build the frontier community of Flagstaff.


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About the Park

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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.

Mansion Tours

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.

 
Park Calendar

 

Brown Bag Lunch Lectures

Brown Bag Lunch LectureOn 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

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.)

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Timothy and Michael Riordan in 1928.

The Families

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.

Friends of Riordan Mansion State Historic ParkEducational Curriculum: A Family and a Forest (Grades 3 through 6)

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.

Download A Family and a Forest Education Program Curriculum (PDF Document 2.2 MB PDF)


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