Why support Riordan Mansion?
The mansion is one of the last rustic Arts and Crafts houses (in the U.S.) in its original condition, with original furniture and open to the public. The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is frequently profiled in books and other publications as a unique example of a rustic Arts and Crafts home.
Riordan Mansion is more than a fascinating place. A visit to Riordan Mansion is an educational experience. In addition to the 25,000 local and of out-of-area tourists who visit the park each year, nearly 500 Flagstaff school children tour the mansion as part of their curriculum about Arizona history. Rotating exhibits and monthly lunchtime and evening lectures by historians, scientists, and artists provide insights into the culture, customs, family life, architecture, and technologies at the turn of the 20th century.
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park generates significant benefits for the Northern Arizona region, both culturally and financially. The park is a central attraction in the area’s tourism theme of frontier history. According to a recent economic impact study of state parks conducted by Northern Arizona University, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park has generated well over $1 million in additional revenue for local restaurants, lodging, and attractions in Northern Arizona since 2007.