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“An interesting visit”
Review of Douglas Mansion

Douglas Mansion
Ranked #3 of 41 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 11 October 2017

This turned out to be a very interesting visit indeed. The house/museum is set on a site that has fantastic views of the valley and Jerome itself so that was a bonus to see. Museum mostly to do with mining with some furnished rooms where the family lived. Must have been shear luxury in the day with the centralised vacuum system for cleaning the rooms. Beautiful display of mineral rocks inside and out.
I wish we had known about the free shuttle bus system between the museum and Jerome town. Weekends only? As it was a Saturday we drove round Jerome twice in the hope of getting a parking place. Could have parked at museum and shuttled into town as bus stop directly outside museum but no timetable or info on the signboard itself.

Thank Wonderar
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This building is located in a spectacular spot. The building itself is not so impressive as the spot. You can see from here for miles down the valley. Just takes your breath away. But you also should go inside (and outside) to check out all displays about history of Jerome and the owner of this mansion as well as history of copper mining in Arizona.

Thank Anna G
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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.

Thank n0sn0girl
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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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