Historic Heritage Square/Heritage & Science Park

Visit heritagesquarephx.org for the most detailed information on Heritage Square and the historic Rosson House.

Home to award-winning restaurants, the world-class Arizona Science Center, the historic 1895 Rosson House Museum and a collection of carefully restored historic homes and buildings, Heritage & Science Park is a crucial piece of the cultural landscape in downtown Phoenix. The tree-lined park also is a popular home for major festivals and special events that bring thousands to the area annually.

The park is located at 115 N. 6th Street.

Park Office/Rental Information: 602-262-5071
Informational Recording: 602-262-5029

Restaurants in the Park

Public Parking
Heritage Garage is located at 5th Street and Monroe. Validation for reduced parking is available for paying customers of the park's museums and restaurants.

Reduced validated parking rates:
0-1 hours: $0
1-2 hours $1
2-3 hours $3
3-4 hours $5
4+ hours $8

NOTE: Garage parking rates for special events and private rentals are $12 per car (no validation available and no in/out privileges). Parking rates are subject to change without notice. The Heritage & Science Park Garage is operated by a private contractor (602-253-4330).

Public Transportation
Valley Metro bus routes 1, 3 and 7 all stop just around the corner at 7th Street and Van Buren. Metro Light Rail stops within walking distance at 3rd Street and Washington (north/west bound) and 3rd Street and Jefferson (south/east bound). For more information, call the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department office at Historic Heritage Square at 602-262-5071. Individuals with hearing impairments may call TDD at 602-262-6713.

Lath House

Rental Information:
Heritage & Science Park's Plaza (6th Street & Adams Concourses) and Heritage Square's Lath House Pavilion are available for rental by individuals and community groups for private functions (i.e. weddings, banquets, receptions, teen parties) and public special events. Two small indoor meeting rooms are also available.

The 1895 Rosson House is available to rent for small intimate wedding ceremonies. For ceremonies with no more than 30 people in attendance, including the wedding party, the bride and groom can exchange vows in the parlor or the entrance hall of the Rosson House. Ceremonies are scheduled during hours in which the house is closed to the public. Because of limited space, it is not possible to host a reception in the house itself.

 Private Rentals (i.e. wedding, receptions, banquets, teen parties)
 Private Rental information call : 602-261-8063 .

 Public Special Events (i.e. public festivals, exhibits)
 Public Event and Festival Rental information: 602-262-5071
 

Phoenix Point of Pride

Additional Rental Information:

 

  • Payment in full is required upon receipt of rental contract - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • ALL FUNCTIONS must end and clean up begin by 11 p.m. Park closes at midnight. City Ordinance.
  • The facilities are a pack it in/pack it out site - all rental generated trash/garbage must be taken with user upon rental's conclusion.
  • User must provide own set-up and cleanup equipment (i.e. tables/chairs, staging, podiums, brooms, mops, hoses, buckets)
  • An Alcohol Permit is required for serving alcohol: $28 fee
  • Amplified Sound Permit: $10 Inflatable Bounce House Permit: $10
  • A Site Staff Fee is charged for supervision of each rental
  • Garage parking rates for special events are $12 per car (no validation available & no in/out privileges, parking rates are subject to change without notice)
  • Rentals do not include lawns, brick walkways, or historic home yards.

Rosson House photo
The Rosson House, was built in 1895 for Dr. and Mrs. Roland Lee Rosson at a cost of $7,525. An outstanding example of the Victorian style, the Rosson House was one of the most prominent homes in Phoenix. Purchased by the city in 1974, its authentic restoration was made possible by the contributions of many individuals, groups and businesses. The home is open for viewing and docent guided tours by volunteers of the Heritage Square Foundation and Guild. An admission fee is charged.

Special tours may be reserved by calling 602-261-8948.

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m. (last tour each day starts at 3 p.m.)

Get more information or call 602-262-5070. To hear a recorded informational message, call 602-262-5029.


Forest Burgess Carriage House
The Burgess Carriage House is the only building to be relocated to block 14 of Heritage Square. Originally located at 130 E. Taylor Street, it was owned by the Forest Burgess family. It is all that remains of the Francis Marion Mognett Ranch (circa 1881). Today it serves as The Rosson House Ticket Office and Information Center and houses a gift shop.

Hours: Select Tuesdays, Wednesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday: Noon-4 p.m.

For more information, call 602-262-5070.

 

The Duplex 
The Duplex, newest of the homes on the block, was built in 1923 as an investment rental property by Anna and Marguerite Haustgen. In some ways, it features the most typical Arizonan styled houses on the Square, with its sleeping porches constructed with canvas and wood panels that were pushed out at night to let in the cool desert air. The north half of the Duplex houses the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department's Heritage & Science Park offices. The Heritage & Science Park manager and staff operate from this area and provide details regarding special events and rentals. Information on downtown programs and events can also be obtained through this office by calling 602-262-5071. The south half of the Duplex serves as the headquarters for the support organization of Heritage Square: The Rosson House-Heritage Square Foundation & Guild. These offices are not open for public tours.

The executive director can be reached at 602-261-8063. The education director can be reached at 602-261-8948.

 

Carriage House 
The Teeter Carriage House, located in the center of the Square, was built as a mule barn for the Teeter House by Leon Bouvier in 1899. Eliza Teeter purchased the house and barn in 1911. Horses, vehicles, their harnesses and groom were stored here. 

The Teeter Carriage House is home to the Royal Coffee Bar.

 

The Silva House 
The Silva House, a fine example of bungalow architecture with neoclassical revival references, was built in 1900 by A.F.C. Kirchoff, a Phoenix liquor dealer, on land he purchased from Flora Rosson. He sold it in 1906 to Alejandro Silva, a Glendale rancher and warehouse owner. This historic home is now occupied by a restaurant, The Rose and Crown, which features traditional English pub fare.

Hours: Monday through Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to midnight

For more information, call 602-256-0223.

 

The Bouvier - Teeter House 
The Bouvier-Teeter House, a Midwestern style bungalow built in 1899 by Leon Bouvier, a cattleman and flour miller, was also used as a rental property. Bouvier sold the house to Eliza Teeter in 1911 and she rented the home until moving in herself in 1919. The property features a refined Asian-style teahouse by day and funky izakaya by night. Nobuo at Teeter House restaurant reflects the fascinating duality of James Beard award-winning chef Nobuo Fukuda.

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to Close; Saturday and Sunday, Lunch: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to Close

For more information, call 602-254-0600.

Baird Machine Shop
The Baird Machine Shop, an early 20th century commercial structure built in 1929, is home to Pizzeria Bianco. Equipped with a wood burning brick oven, chef Chris Bianco creates pizzas and entrees made with his homemade mozzarella cheese, fresh baked breads and locally grown vegetables.

Hours: Monday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

For more information, call 602-258-8300.

 

 Thomas House
The Thomas House was moved to block 15 of Historic Heritage Square in the 1980s to save the home from demolition. This 1909 neoclassical styled building houses Bar Bianco, a wine bar featuring a varied selection of wines, homemade bread and appetizers.

Hours: Monday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information, call 602-258-8300 or visit Pizzeria Bianco.

 

 The Stevens-Haustgen House
The Stevens-Haustgen House was built in 1901 as a rental property by Constance Stevens. It was purchased by Edward Haustgen in 1911 for his sisters, Marguerite and Anna. Marguerite Haustgen lived there from 1937 to 1952. The building is considered significant for its representation of the historic California bungalow style built around the turn of the century. Now it serves as the "Hands on Heritage House Education Center."

For more information, call 602-262-5070 (Rosson House Ticket Office).

 

The Stevens House
The Stevens House was built in 1901 by Constance Stevens, a widow and clerk in the local retail business known as the "New York Store." This one-story red brick house was typical of the Midwestern influence and replaced the sun-dried adobe brick that had been used earlier in the region. Of architectural interest is its unique roof system, an irregular belled hipped roof and double pyramidal roof over a projecting bay that raised the entire roof above the attic level 16 inches to allow space for air circulation. 

Exhibit coming soon! For more information, call 602-261-8063.

 

The Lath House 
The Lath House Pavilion, completed in 1980, serves as an outdoor community meeting area. Its design has been influenced by combining 19th century concepts of a botanical conservatory, gazebo, beer garden and pedestrian shopping arcade, all of which were common features of early Phoenix architecture. This contemporary structure was designed by architect Robert Frankeberger and provides the space for many popular special events. The pavilion is also available for rental by individuals and community groups for weddings and banquets. Additionally, small indoor meeting rooms are available.

For private rental information, contact the Rosson House - Heritage Square Foundation & Guild at 602-261-8063.

For special event and festival rental information, contact the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department's Heritage & Science Park office at 602-262-5071 or via e-mail.