Description - This historic site illustrates the legacy of copper mining in the area. The 1916 mansion of James Douglas sits regally atop a hill overlooking the scenic Verde Valley. The mansion served as a hotel for visiting mining officials and investors, as well as home to the Douglas family. Once Arizona's most productive copper mining area, Jerome lost its sheen when prices plummeted during the Depression. The mansion's well appointed interior and adobe-brick architecture reflect the copper mining high-life before the fall. The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Jerome State Historic Park
- The park has displays that feature local mining and methods. In addition, the park has antique mining equipment, video presentations, and a picnic area with tables and restrooms. The restrooms are handicapped accessible.
Recreation - Recreational opportunities offered by this 3 acre site relate to the historic buildings and landscape. Additionally a picnic area has been provided.
Climate - The climate of Arizona varies greatly with elevation. At an elevation of 5,240 ft, during the summer months expect fairly hot temperatures with afternoon thunderstorms possible especially in July and August. Daytime high temperatures can exceed 90 degrees. Fall and spring are good times to visit this region. Be prepared for cool to cold winter temperatures and dress in layers for your travels in this state of varying climates.
Jerome State Historic Park is located in central Arizona, in the town of Jerome, between Sedona and Prescott. The park sits off State Highway 89A.