The park will be closed on October 11, 2023 for an all-employee training conference.
Please enter 409 W Riordan Rd when using GPS to arrive at our main entrance and parking lot.
Riordan Mansion Special Tour: Stickley Room by Room
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
November 12, 2023 3 p.m.
Join us for a tour focused on the Stickley furniture and the Arts and Crafts Style. Enjoy hearing which were Caroline and Timothy Riordan’s favorite chairs. Learn about the five Stickley Brothers how they competed and mostly succeeded in a very competitive market. See five rare pieces with metal inlay embellishment designed by Gustav Stickley’s designer, Harvey Ellis.
This tour is recommended for ages 12 and older. Space is limited, advanced ticket purchase is required. Cost $16 per person. If you cannot stand for an hour or are unable to do stairs, contact the park at 928-779-4395 to arrange for accommodations. Tickets go on sale 10/15 and can be purchased at https://azstateparks.com/reserve/Activities/Search.aspx or call 928-779-4395 for additional information and same day availability.
October 9, 2023
Riordan Mansion Lunchtime Lecture: Comparing Photographs from 1872 and 1968 Grand Canyon Expeditions
Join us at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park to learn about the two geologists, two photographers, and the dozens of Grand Canyon locations that were photographed 96 years apart. Registration for this event is required.
October 27, 28, 29, and 30, 2023
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.
November 13, 2023
Riordan Mansion Lunchtime Lecture: Brave the Wild River—The Untold Story of Two Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon
Learn about the two women and their historic boat trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with science journalist Melissa L. Sevigny at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park! Registration for this event is required.
December 1 - January 6
The Riordan Mansion is ready for Christmas
The Mansion is festively decorated in turn-of-the-century style with wreaths, garlands, greenery and a towering fir tree trimmed with old-fashioned ornaments. Guided tours during this time include glimpses of folklore and traditions of Christmas, both past and present.
December 11, 2023
Riordan Mansion Lunchtime Lecture: Women of the Riordan Family with Kathy Farretta
Have you ever wondered about the women who lived in these historic houses? Join us to learn more about the family! Registration for this event is required.
December 20, 21, 22, 23, 2023
Riordan Special Tour: Christmas Twilight Tour
The original 1904 light fixtures with Edison style bulbs provide a beautiful glow in the Riordan Mansion for this special evening tour. These special guided tours will focus on the history behind Christmas traditions and guests will have the special treat of seeing the Christmas tree and billiards room photo transparency windows at night.
Thursday, December 20, 2023
Strolling With Santa
Weather permitting, the grounds will be lit with luminarias and Santa will be strolling the grounds, Visitor Center, and West House museum to visit with children to hear their Christmas wishes. Hot apple cider will be available in the visitor center.
December 20, 21, 22, 23, 2023
Riordan Mansion Luminaria Walk
Enjoy the view of the Riordan Mansion by the light of luminarias lining the path. The grounds will be open until 6:00 pm and hot apple cider will be available in the visitor center with your $2.00 park admission.