Petersen House Museum in Tempe

The Niels Petersen House is a local historic landmark in Tempe, Arizona, that is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is an example of Queen Anne Style brick architecture in the Salt River Valley. 

The Petersen House is a 19th-century federal style row house located at 516 10th Street NW in Washington, D.C. On April 15, 1865, United States President Abraham Lincoln died there after being shot the previous evening at Ford's Theatre, located across the street. 

The Tempe History Museum welcomes donations to the Petersen House to help preserve and maintain this beautiful historic property. 

 They have a fun event in December for Christmas at Petersen House. See this beautiful Queen Anne Victorian home decorated for the holiday.  Typically the house is open the first three weekends of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

You'll find music, hands-on art projects and holiday vendors on the lawn. Enjoy refreshments on the porch, and visit the newly renovated Petersen Park adjacent to the home. 

 Visits to Petersen House are by donation. Donations are always welcome and serve to help preserve and provide programs at the house. A $5 per person is suggested. 

Petersen House Museum Top Reviews:

"Awesome park to just chill at." 

"My kids love coming here when they do the Danish Christmas." 

"Also, they had Apple cider, cookies, and a few really nice vendors outside." 

Petersen House Museum Address & hours:


1414 W Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282




Wednesday: 8:30AM–5PM 

Thursday: 8:30AM–5PM 

Friday: 8:30AM–5PM 

Saturday: 8:30AM–5PM 

Sunday: 8:30AM–5PM 

Monday: 8:30AM–5PM 

Tuesday: 8:30AM–5PM

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