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Three Museums in Pasadena to Visit With Your Family

Pasadena Museum of History

This is a BEAUTIFUL Pasadena landmark to visit with your family. It’ll give you a glimpse of the iconic Millionaire’s Row in Pasadena. Tours are offered Friday through Sunday at 12:15. The Finnish Folk Art Museum is open on select free days but ask your docent about a tour of this museum too.

Why visit? It’s the only museum and research library dedicated to sharing the history, art, and culture of Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley. PMH offers the public changing exhibitions, events and lectures, docent-led tours, school tours, and free access to the Research Library & Archives.

Its changing exhibit covered a wide range of Pasadena related topics.

Did you know? In 1949, while the Fenyes Mansion doubled as the Finnish Consulate, Consul Y.A. “George” Paloheimo purchased a redwood structure designed by Frederick Roehrig from another Orange Grove Boulevard estate. It was moved to its current location and transformed into a traditional Finnish sauna and guesthouse.

If you’ve ever watched the Tournament of Roses Parade, you’ve seen it on TV! If you’ve never thought of visiting the museum there is always a great time to go with family. Students can even go for free!

The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever.

Its history begins with the Pasadena Art Institute Funded in 1922. Their goal, to encourage the study of fine arts.

Today you’ll see people with their families enjoying the museum and it’s beautiful garden.
The temporary exhibits change within the museum keeping it fresh. They also offer education courses music and dance performances and hands on activities for kids.

Check out their upcoming events page here.
The museum is open 6 days a week with the exception of Tuesday. Hours are available here.

The Gamble House

Made famous for many people through the movie “Back to the Future.” There is so much architectectural history here.

Another taste of Millionaire’s row. The Gamble House was designed in 1908 by architects Greene & Greene. It was commissioned by David and Mary Gamble, of Cincinnati, Ohio, as a winter home.

One-hour docent-led tours are available to the public Thursday-Sunday. Tours begin at 11:30am Thurs-Fri and 12noon Sat-Sun

If you want to check it out on a weekday, a picnic opportunity every week on Brown-Bag Tuesdays. Enjoy your lunch on the terrace and take a docent-led 20-minute tour at 12:15 or 12:45.

Tickets can be found here.

2018-06-29T09:47:38+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Blog|