Victorian Secrets: Unmentionable and Ungovernable

Largely based on the books by Therese Oneill, this VIP tour dishes the dirt on every day Victorian life as we tour the Rosson House.

From the New York Times best selling book Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage & Manners, you’ll learn about everything from

  • Why are your knickers crotchless?
  • How can your face cream poison you?
  • What are the benefits of uncomfortable, occasionally poisonous, and downright scandalous medical treatments?

From her second book, Ungovernable: the Victorian Parent’s Guide to Raising Flawless Children, you’ll hear about the backward, pseudoscientific parenting fashions of the Victorians, advising us on:

  • How to be sure you’re not too ugly, sickly, or stupid to breed
  • How much beer, wine, cyanide, and heroin to consume while pregnant

After the tour, join us for a glass and some bites at The Bungalow just a few steps away–included in the ticket price.

This exclusive tour will be limited, so get your tickets today!

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    Want to come on a tour but we’re always sold out?  With a group of 6 or more, we can book a visit just for you.  Please call 602-261-8948 to schedule.

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    Travel:  Heritage Square is located in downtown Phoenix and is bounded by 5th & 7th Streets and Monroe & Washington Streets. For GPS, use the address 113 N 6th Street. If coming by Uber, have the driver drop you at the Monroe Street gate, as 6th Street is now a pedestrian walkway.

    Bus routes 1, 3, and 7 all stop at Van Buren and 7th Street. Light rail stops at 3rd Street and Washington (west bound) and 3rd Street and Jefferson (east bound).

    Park: Please park in the Heritage Garage at the SE corner of 5th Street and Monroe. Guests will receive parking validation for a reduced parking fee. Street parking meters are active until 8pm.

    Meet: Meet in the Visitor Center, the building with the big, yellow barn doors, next to the Victorian house. It’s in the same park with the Arizona Science Center, facing you as you exit the parking garage.