Home of Tempe Sister Cities
Built in 1888 in what is now the heart of downtown Tempe, the historic Hackett House is headquarters for the Tempe Sister Cities organization and home to events and programs that serve the children of Tempe and the community at large.
All funds raised through Hackett House go to support the award-winning Tempe Sister Cities Organization, which sponsors student, teacher, professional and practical exchanges with Tempe’s International Sister Cities.
Whether you attend a class or event, shop in our gift shop, or rent our facility for your party or reception, the Hackett House’s old-world charm is sure to please.
Both adults and children enjoy the Hackett House
Just look at these events and programs for both adults and children offered at the Hackett House:
Take cooking classes with world-class chefs
Don’t know your panini from your prosciutto? Your blanching from your braising? Never fear! Our Hackett House cooking classes will have you whipping up tasty meals from start to finish.
Slow down the pace of modern life
Our lavish full teas include our famous scones, a delectable assortment of savories and sweets, tea served in fine china cups and on fresh-pressed linens.
Visit our gift boutique
Find that perfect gift for someone special in the Hackett House gift boutique. You can choose from one-of-a-kind and whimsical items in our all volunteer-run store while you enjoy the historic surroundings.
Rent the Hackett House for your event
The perfect setting for any gathering or reception, you can rent the Hackett House for private parties, weddings, and corporate events. The historic building provides by-gone era charm for any occasion.
Educate Tempe children
Hackett House Children’s Programs give the youth of our community wonderful opportunities to learn and have fun at the same time:
Engage young minds with school tours of our historic facilities
Learn more about our Passport to the World
Encourage artistic expression through our Young Artist program
Challenge young minds with our Geography Bee
Give back to your community
We love our volunteers—they are the lifeblood of our organization. If you have a heart for giving and a few extra hours to spare, we invite you to join us in the fulfilling volunteer opportunities we offer.