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“Part home part museum”
Review of Douglas Mansion

Douglas Mansion
Ranked #3 of 39 things to do in Jerome
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This former home of a mining baron became a state park and a museum in 1965.
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The Douglas Mansion is more of a museum than a furnished home. You will learn a lot about Jerome mining and what part the Douglas family had in it, along with information on how the home was built and be able to see some of the features like the central vacuum system. The video was very informative and fun. Lots of mining information here inside and outside of the home. The $7.50 charge is well worth it, free parking, nice picnic area and views of the Verde Valley. Restrooms on site. Nice gift shop.

Thank 980Sheryl1976
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We visited the Douglas Mansion on our first visit to Jerome. We were expecting a tour through a historical home and it really was more of a museum. You did get a map of the place so you knew what room you were standing in (bedrooms, kitchen) but the home was full of exhibits about Jerome and mining. It did have a few exhibits about the family and a few pieces of furniture such as the pool table. It was a huge home and very worth your time to explore and learn.

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

The $7 entrance fee (no senior discount) should not detour you. Price is worth admission. Ample parking, well kept grounds offer great unobstructed views of the valley below. The state museum itself has many exhibits depicting mining life in Jerome, the tunnel system, the railroad, the Clark family and the opulent lifestyle of the Douglas family. I wonder what the miners and townspeople thought of the owner building such a lavish home right in their backyard. Don't miss their haunted video production of Jerome or their outside static display of mining equipment. Enjoy!

Thank demoon57
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This was the mansion of the mine owner and it is now a museum. The little video is worth watching and it explains the rise and fall of Jerome. There is a lot to see both inside and out. The views of the valley are unobstructed by power lines.

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

I traveled with my two teen sons. Nothing here that you need to see, unless you're really into turn of the century mining paraphernalia.

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