Historic Tempe home opens for holiday tours

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by Erin Kennedy

azfamily.com

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 3 at 3:40 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. – Niels Petersen House Museum is usually closed to the public, but it is opening its doors for tours during the holidays.

Historian Josh Roffler visited "Good Morning Arizona" Tuesday to talk about the historic Tempe home and the upcoming tours.

The Niels Petersen House was built in 1892 by Niels Petersen, a Danish immigrant. Petersen came to Tempe from Denmark in the 1870s and became a prosperous farmer.

“At the time, it was one of the most elegant homes in the whole Salt River Valley," Roffler said.

The historic home will be open to the public for free tours the next three weekends in December. Guests can visit on Saturday, Dec. 7, 14 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 8, 15 and 22, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

“We hope everybody can come by and enjoy the great holiday decorations and the great historic site,” Roffler said.

The Niels Petersen House Museum is located on the corner of Southern Avenue and Priest Drive in Tempe.

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