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.

How to see the Exhibit In-Person:
Admission for the Silva Exhibit is included in Rosson House Museum admission.

  • General Admission:  $14
  • Children (aged 6-17 years):  $8
  • Children under 5 years:  Free
  • Heritage Square Members:  Free


  • Online Exhibit

    There’s much more to learn! Because our museum tours are limited in length, we’ve expanded this exhibit online with additional details about the Silva family.

  • Rosson House Tour Information

      • Tour tickets are available both online and in person at the Visitor Center.
      • Regular tours are restricted to approximately 8 visitors per tour.
      • Rosson House Museum has two interior stairways. Please let us know if anyone in your group is unable to navigate stairs.
      • Because rooms in these historical buildings are small and don’t have much ventilation, we strongly encourage our visitors to wear masks in the buildings at Heritage Square and during their tour.
  • Exhibit Tour Information

    Coming Soon – Learn more about the Silvas on an exclusive tour about the exhibit.

  • 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).

The Silva family