MUSEUM
TOURS

Pasadena Museum of History offers a variety of historic tours for visitors of all ages. Trained docents guide visitors on museum tours of the landmark 1906 Fenyes Mansion and the Finnish Folk Art Museum each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, at 12:15 pm. Groups of ten or more people may schedule customized tours. For students, school museum tours provide award-winning educational field trips throughout the school year. In addition, docents guide visitors through select exhibitions in the History Center Galleries and offer periodic spotlight tours, focused on specific aspects of the Fenyes Mansion.

New Virtual Fenyes Mansion Tours

The Fenyes Mansion Virtual Tours offer online visitors a VIP all-access pass to explore the historic home’s highlights, as well as every intriguing nook and cranny! Click-on prompts in each room provide insights on specific items and Fenyes family history.

Vargueno on the virtual tour
The Vargueno in the Reception Room is one of many objects featured on the Virtual Tour.

Fenyes Mansion exterior by Eric Politzer

The Feynes Mansion is an elegant and charming cultural landmark that majestically stands on Pasadena's historic Millionaire's row.  Docents lead groups through time period rooms. While visiting, view  changing exhibits tied to Pasadena's rich culture.

Finnish Folk Art exterior

 The Finnish Folk Art Museum is the only one in the United States of its kind. Made of redwood and roofed with stone, inside you will find a recreation of a 19th century tupa, sauna and kitchen. During a docent led tour, see Finnish art, 19th Century furniture and objects.

Exhibition Gallery tour

Our changing exhibitions cover a wide array of Pasadena related topics. Visit our current exhibit and read about our upcoming ones.

Fenyes Mansion group tour

Schedule a group tour for 10 or more and customize your experience. Our docents can go more in depth on topics for you.

Children on a Fenyes Mansion Tour

School tours at Pasadena Museum of History enrich student's minds with Pasadena's and the West San Gabriel Valley's unique history.

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Images: Photo of Fenyes Mansion by Eric Politzer; Photo of School Tours by Joanne Wilborn/Marlyn Woo.

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