1414 West Southern Ave, Tempe Arizona 85282
602-350-5151 Fax 602-350-5150
In 1892, Mr. Petersen built a spacious two-story Queen Anne Victorian house on his ranch. It was one of the most elegant homes in the Salt River Valley. The building shows its original 1890s appearance, as well as changes that were made in a 1930 remodeling.
The interior features gold-leaf picture railings and hand-stenciled wallpaper borders, and all rooms are furnished to recreate the setting of the past.
The Petersen House was donated to the City of Tempe in 1979. The Petersen House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tours of the house highlight lifestyles during the territorial period and the Great Depression era.
The Peterson House Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Other History nearby:
(Glendale) American Museum of Nursing
(New River) Archaeological Adventures of Arizona
(Chandler) Arizona Railway Museum
(Phoenix) Arizona State Capitol Museum
(Mesa) Arizona Temple Visitors' Center
(Coolidge) Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
08/03 Coming to The Tempe area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be:
Concert (Saturday night),
Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and
RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.