Please enter 409 W Riordan Rd when using GPS to arrive at our main entrance and parking lot.
Lunchtime Virtual Lecture: Browsing the Riordan Library
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
Monday, October 10, 2022 12:15 p.m.
What their books tell us about the Riordans' life and times
“We have no radio, I am pleased to say, but we read a great deal,” wrote Timothy Riordan to his sister Nell in 1932. Indeed, the Riordan family donated more than 4,000 books, magazines, and other publications when they gave their American Arts and Crafts style home to Arizona State Parks. The personal libraries of the Tim and Mike Riordan families contain books that date back to the Civil War. They reveal the families’ broad interests, and include religious, fiction, and nonfiction titles. Karen Washabau, a docent at the Riordan Mansion, has spent several years browsing the bookshelves. She’ll give us a glimpse behind the covers of some of the Riordans’ well-worn books.
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October 27-30, 2022
Riordan Mansion Halloween Tours
The historic Riordan Mansion makes a great backdrop for spinning yarns appropriate to the Halloween season. This very popular guided tour for adults is a storytelling session involving tales of the fantastic and the factual.
December 22, 23, 26, 27, 2022
Riordan Special Tour: Christmas Twilight Tour
This guided tour will focus on Christmas traditions and guests will have the special treat of seeing the Christmas tree and billiards room photo transparency windows at night.