Facilities at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
Museum & Exhibits
This park is essentially a historic house museum. The Visitor Center, formerly the family automotive garage, has introductory interpretive exhibits on the history of the Riordan Family, including a video. Personally guided 60-minute interpretive tours of the house, featuring information on Riordan family history, and Arts and Crafts style architecture and furnishings are given, on the top of the hour.
The West House has exhibits on Arts & Crafts, Native American pottery & baskets, photographic window panels, Lumber & Logging, and a model of historic Flagstaff.
Riordan Mansion is operated by the Arizona Historical Society. The Arizona Historical Society's mission is "Connecting people through the power of Arizona’s history" and they promote Arizona's history through museums, libraries and archives, programs, and publications. Established by an Act of the First Territorial Legislature on November 7, 1864, the Arizona Historical Society is Arizona’s oldest historical agency. Visitors can experience Arizona's past at museums in Flagstaff, Tempe, Tucson, and Yuma.
The Visitor Center maintains an interesting exhibit area, introductory video, and a children's "touch table." and several brochures are available describing Flagstaff's cultural, natural and historic attractions.
Several additional historic state parks are located throughout Arizona that help to tell the story of Arizona's rich and varied history.
This Park has a gift shop in the Visitor Center with beautiful coffee table books on the Arts and Crafts Movement, Flagstaff history, childrens' history books, and time period-style toys. Souvenir items such as T-shirts, lapel pins, and magnets are also available.
Group: Day Use Areas
Several areas on the grounds, including the front courtyard of the mansion, are available for weddings and other quiet gatherings. See Weddings/Events for details. The Visitor Center is available for group use in the evenings; contact the park for details.
This park has picnic tables in the parking area available on a first come, first-served basis during park hours.
This park has modern, handicap accessible restrooms in the Visitor Center.
Riordan Mansion Rules
- Damaging, removing, or touching artifacts during the tour is prohibited.
- Damaging or removing natural rocks, vegetation or public property is prohibited.
- No pets allowed in buildings.
- Littering is unlawful.
- Park is handicapped accessible under ADA guidelines, some restrictions apply.