Last updated: January 11, 2024
Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Gifts/Souvenirs/Books, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits
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Open daily, 9 am to 5 pm
The historic Hopi House, located right on the rim of Grand Canyon, has been offering authentic American Indian arts and crafts for over 100 years and also carries many other items for sale.
The structure was completed in 1905 and is a large, multi-story building of stone masonry. Shaped and built like a Hopi pueblo, Hopi House was originally designed to house the main sales rooms for Fred Harvey Indian Arts. Mary Colter designed the building to resemble a Hopi dwelling similar to those at Oraibi, Arizona. In its early years, Hopi House was an actual dwelling-some of the Hopis who worked in the building lived on the upper floors.
Hopi House is rectangular and its multiple roofs are stepped at various levels, giving the impression of Puebloan architecture. The sandstone walls are reddish in color, and tiny windows, like those of true Hopi structures, allow only the smallest amount of light into the building.
Inside, the floor finish on the first story is concrete. Most of the rooms have a ceiling typical of the Hopi style: saplings, grasses, and twigs with a mud coating on top, resting on peeled log beams. Corner fireplaces, small niches in the walls, and a mud-plaster wall finish, typical of Hopi interiors, are also character-defining features.