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Heritage Square

Part of the original townsite of Phoenix, Heritage Square spotlights a collection of preserved 19th- and 20th-century homes — some of which have been repurposed for restaurants and bars — as well as some of the city's best museums. Find things to do in Heritage Square and restaurants below. 

Things to Do

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Heritage Square is anchored by the historic Rosson House Museum, a fully-restored 1895 Queen Anne Victorian house that was once inhabited by some of Phoenix's earliest settlers. For paranormal fans, this site is also one of several haunted places in Greater Phoenix. Take a step back in time on a 60-minute guided tour of the house, including all the living areas, and learn about what life was like in the early days of Phoenix. 

To continue the fun, just a few steps away is the Arizona Science Center, where both kids and adults alike can enjoy more than 350 interactive permanent exhibits, as well as special exhibits featuring dinosaurs, astronauts, mummies and more. 

If you're in town with children, the Children's Museum of Phoenix across the street — named one of the best children's museums in the country — offers hundreds of hands-on activities and exhibits for children up to age 10. 

Also located onsite is the Lath House Pavilion, which hosts a variety of popular annual events. Mark your calendar to shop the best local artisans and makers twice a year at Phoenix Flea. Phoenix Pride's annual two-day Rainbows Festival, is a street fair-style celebration of the city's LGBTQ+ community that features live entertainment, vendors, food trucks and more. 

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. Simply known as The Bungalow today, this small home within Heritage Square is the place to shop for local, handcrafted goods and treats.

Don't miss photo ops in the Heritage Square rose garden or with an original horse-drawn carriage that's on display near the Rosson House.

Restaurants

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Heritage Square is home to what most would call Arizona's most well-known restaurant: Pizzeria Bianco. Helmed by James Beard Award-winner Chris Bianco, the restaurant has hosted celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Jimmy Kimmel and Jerry Seinfeld. The small restaurant will likely have a wait if you go for dinner, but don't worry — Bar Bianco, which sits next door, has plenty of wines, spirits and beers for you to sip on as you wait. 

Nearby is the Teeter Carriage House, built in 1899 as the mule barn for the Bouvier-Teeter House. Today, it's home to Royal Coffee Bar, one of Greater Phoenix's best coffee spots, where you can order a variety of local brews and pastries as you explore Heritage Square's historic scenery. 

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