Fenyes Mansion Tours

Studio, Fenyes Mansion (Photo by Eric Politzer); Homepage image: Hallway, Fenyes Mansion (Photo by Eric Politzer)

Thanks to an extraordinary family legacy, the Mansion on Pasadena’s famed “Millionaire’s Row,” once home to Dr. Adalbert and Eva Fenyes, holds a special place among Pasadena Museum of History’s many treasures. Original period furnishings, family heirlooms, and a unique California plein air art collection enhance this 1906 Beaux Arts-style architectural jewel. The lovely residence, designed by Robert Farquhar with a later addition by Sylvanus Marston, retains the collection of the Fenyes-Curtin-Paloheimo family and is decorated as it was lived in a century ago.

Docent tours (one tour per day) of the Fenyes Mansion are offered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:15 pm, at a price of $15/person (PMH Members are free!). Tours are approximately one hour and fifteen minutes, and they cover the history of the Fenyes-Curtin-Paloheimo family, their collection of art and furnishings, and a glimpse into the life of a family living 100 years ago on Pasadena’s Millionaire’s Row. Visitors may also view the Finnish Folk Art Museum as part of the Fenyes Mansion tour.

Advance purchase is highly recommended as space is limited per tour. To purchase tickets online, click here. For more information, call 626.577.1660, ext. 10.

For groups of 10 or more people, please see our information on group tours.

Please Note: As a historic building, the Fenyes Mansion is not fully wheelchair accessible. Please contact PMH ahead of time if anyone in your group uses a walker or wheelchair so that we may be prepared to assist these guests. Mansion tours do require a great deal of walking and standing, and the walk to the Mansion entrance is slightly uphill and includes several flights of stairs. Only service animals are allowed inside the buildings.  Non-commercial photography is allowed in most cases; please follow instructions provided by the docents.

Learn more about visiting Pasadena Museum of History here.