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Tumbleweed Ranch

Tumbleweed RanchThe ranch is a collection of historic homes, buildings, and farm equipment located at Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Rd. Open daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Learn about Chandler’s agricultural past, discover how early farming families lived, and see how they operated their farms in a desert environment. Tumbleweed Ranch is developing four main areas of interpretation: home life, livestock industries, crop farming, and early settler experiences.


School Field Trips

Programs target third grade students and are aligned with Arizona academic content standards. Programs offered 10-noon. Learn more about school programs. For reservations, contact Tiffani Egnor at tiffani.egnor@chandleraz.gov or 480-782-2874.


The McCroskey House at Tumbleweed Ranch
Historic Homes at Tumbleweed Ranch
The McCroskey House
This farm bungalow represents one of the many homes built by early farmers in Chandler. The bungalow was a very popular home style, since it was cheap to build, simple in design, and practical. The Edwards family built this home in 1917. Many families built a home similar to the McCroskey House, often ordered through Sears, Montgomery Wards, Aladdin or other companies. At the present time, the McCrosky House is open for tours during special events. If you are interested in a tour, call the Chandler Museum at 480-782-2874
 
The Edwards House
This bungalow is the “Maples” model from the 1913 Aladdin Company catalog. Will and Grace Robinson built this home a year after Chandler’s founding in 1912. Located at 160 N. Washington Street, this home was among the first to be constructed in the neighborhood east of Highway 87 (now Arizona Avenue) an