Mystery Castle temporarily closed after vandals damage Phoenix landmark
PHOENIX – A Phoenix landmark was vandalized over the weekend, and police are trying to find the person or people responsible.
The historic Mystery Castle, on the northern edge of South Mountain Park just east of Seventh Street, sustained “extensive damage” on Saturday, the Phoenix Police Department said on social media.
Last night, vandals caused extensive damage to a point of pride for the @CityofPhoenixAZ at the historic Mystery Castle on the base of South Mountain. It dates back to the 1930’s and is near 7th St and Dobbins
— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) March 6, 2022
The quirky structure was built in the 1930s with 18 rooms and 13 fireplaces. Its “many charming nooks and crannies” are furnished “with southwestern antiques,” according to the landmark’s website.
The attraction is usually open for tours Thursdays-Sundays from October through May ($10 for ages 13 and up, $5 for 5-12), but it will be closed this weekend because of the vandalism.
Anybody with information about the case was asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 480-TESTIGO (837-8446) for Spanish.