General Information & Media Downloads
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Heritage Square Foundation General Information
Heritage Square Foundation is a 501c-3 nonprofit organization, located at Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. We operate and maintain Rosson House Museum, the Visitor Center, The Bungalow museum store, the Heritage Gallery, and our office at the Duplex, and manage the other buildings at the Square. We are dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories, collection, historic buildings and grounds of Heritage Square, serving as a relevant, engaging, and inclusive community resource and as a tangible connection to our diverse local history.
Heritage Square General Information
Heritage Square is a small, City of Phoenix park located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Arizona. It consists of ten historic structures that are over a century old, an event pavilion (built in 1980), and beautiful lawn and garden areas.
Heritage Square is operated together by the Heritage Square Foundation and the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. It is owned by the City of Phoenix.
Rosson House Museum General Information
The Museum is a fully-restored 1895 Queen Anne Victorian house museum which interprets the history of Phoenix. The Rosson House is only accessible through guided tours. All regular tours last approximately 60 minutes. Tours of the house include all living areas and offer visitors a glimpse into the lifestyles of early Phoenix families.
Museum, Visitor Center, and Heritage Gallery –
Thursdays – Saturdays, 10am – 4pm; Sundays, 12pm – 4pm
Shop the Square Museum Store – Open during regular museum hours, unless otherwise notified
113 N. Sixth St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
General Public – $14
Children (aged 6-17 years) – $8
Children 5 years and under – Free
Heritage Square Members – Free
(See our website for discount ticket info.)
Phone – (602) 427-0927
Website – https://heritagesquarephx.org/rossonhouse/
Rosson House Museum History
Rosson House was purchased in 1974 by the City of Phoenix, with the intention of restoring it and creating a museum or heritage site. After six years of intensive restoration, it opened to the public as a museum on May 4, 1980.
Rosson House History
Named after Roland L. Rosson, a Phoenix-area doctor and politician, Rosson House was built in 1895. Four separate families owned the home and lived in it from 1895 to 1948 – the Rossons, Goldbergs, Higleys, and Gammels. Whitelaw Reid of New York and his family rented the house from the Rossons for two winters in the late 1890s. In the late 1940s, it became a boarding house with up to 19 residents living there while the owners lived elsewhere. The house was purchased by the City of Phoenix for $74,425 in 1974, and with financial assistance from our community it was fully restored.
The Rosson House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, as are all the historic buildings of Heritage Square.
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