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Chandler History
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, 6am-6pm. 

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 10am - 12 noon. For more information on school programs, click here.  For reservations, contact Tiffani Righero at 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 o