Who were the Silva Family?

The Silvas were a family that emigrated to the United States, established a successful ranch in Glendale, invested in their community, and eventually came to live in the home at Heritage Square that now bears their name. The exhibit includes many artifacts once owned by the Silva family, now in the Heritage Square Foundation collection and the SRP collection.

Exhibit Tour:

Get an in-depth glimpse at the lives of the Silva Family of Heritage Square in this tour about Alejandro and Maria Silva, successful entrepreneurs and ranchers who lived in a 1900 neoclassical-style bungalow at what is now Heritage Square. This exclusive tour will walk you through the history of this incredible family, starting outside the home itself and ending at the exhibit in Rosson House.

Tours of the exhibit are 20-30 minutes in length and take place both inside and outside. Get your tickets today!

This tour is specific to the exhibit only and does not include the general Rosson House Museum tour. To take a tour of the Rosson House, please go to our Museum tour page.


  • Directions and Parking

    Address: 113 N. Sixth St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Heritage Square — with the Rosson House Museum, Visitor Center, Heritage Gallery, and The Bungalow store — is located Heritage & Science Park on the Southeast corner of 6th Street and Monroe (1 block south of Van Buren and west of 7th Street) in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. A public parking garage–called Heritage Garage–is conveniently located on the Southeast corner of 5th Street and Monroe (please bring your parking garage ticket with you to be validated for a reduced parking fee).

    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).