PMH launched Exploring Pasadena on June 19, 2021 in commemoration of the City’s 135th anniversary. This wide-ranging, multi-year initiative encourages residents and visitors alike to discover the region’s history, culture, and natural beauty through varied in-person and virtual offerings throughout the year.
Exploring Our Community
Pasadena is filled with scenic vistas, natural beauty, iconic structures, historic sites, and diverse neighborhoods. In honor of the City’s 135th anniversary on June 19th, 2021 (Pasadena was incorporated on that date in 1886), PMH announced a wide-ranging, multi-year initiative to encourage residents and visitors alike to explore the region through multiple offerings and discover the stories behind the people, places, and things that have been instrumental in creating this unique community.
Exploring Pasadena includes visual and aural presentations, guided tours, participatory games, unique lectures, hands-on workshops, and more. All offerings will be featured on this page as well as in the media and on social media platforms.
Space is limited; advance reservations required.
Remember! You can also explore Pasadena's fascinating past at your convenience through the Blogs and Videos on our website.
Exploring Pasadena on Foot: South Orange Grove
This walking tour through one of the city’s earliest and most elegant neighborhoods spotlights a wealth of Pasadena history, from houses to hotels, schools to hospitals, personalities to plants!
Exploring Pasadena on Foot: East Washington Village
Join your guide Julia to explore these charming neighborhoods and catch a glimpse of the vibrant life along Washington Boulevard.
Exploring Pasadena on Foot: Altadena
Explore the neighborhoods of Altadena with your guide Julia and learn about the people who built their homes and businesses here, including novelist Zane Grey, socialist Kate Crane Gartz, and abolitionist Owen Brown.