The Historian

Arizona Biltmore has been a cultural and historic landmark since it first became a luxury destination for affluent travelers in 1929. While a relatively young city, Phoenix boasts historic sites that give you flavor of its people from decades to centuries ago.

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Arizona Biltmore History Tours

Join us for a History Tour and experience our architectural significance. Tours are 1.5 hours long and available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Ask about our Happy Hour History Tour on Friday evenings.

Wright's Studio

Step inside Wright’s Studio and shop for specialty items that pay tribute to the architect and his work.

Wrigley Mansion

Only a short walk from the resort, Wrigley Mansion is a breathtaking landmark originally constructed in 1932 by chewing gum personality
William Wrigley Jr., thoughtfully designed as a 50th anniversary gift for his beloved wife.

Orpheum Theatre

Restored to the luxurious glory of its 1929 debut, the historic 1,364-seat Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix was originally part of the nationwide Orpheum Circuit featuring vaudeville acts. With its ornate Baroque Revival and Mediterranean Revival architecture it serves as a marvelous backdrop to off-Broadway hits, cultural classics and modern performances alike.

Pueblo Grande Museum & Archaeological Park

Right next to bustling Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a fascinating look into how the first inhabitants lived in our valley. Pueblo Grande Museum features a fully accessible 2/3-mile trail through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological site with a platform mound, ball court, and walk-in replicated dwellings. Galleries display artifacts of Hohokam life. A hands-on children’s gallery gets everyone involved. This National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride is accessible by the Sky Train and the Light Rail.

Rosson House Museum at Heritage Square

Heritage Square dates to the late 1800s, with the restored Rosson House Museum as its crown jewel. Combine your interest in the only site
to preserve life in territorial Phoenix with a visit to the Arizona Science Museum, popular nearby restaurants and the captivating contrast of historic and modern Phoenix.

The Heard Museum

With a stated mission to be the world’s “preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation and advancement of American Indian art,” the Heard has grown since its opening in 1929 to be internationally recognized for world-class exhibitions, engaging educational events, vast art collections and colorful festivals that celebrate Native American cultures.