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Thank you for your interest in visiting Pasadena Museum of History! We look forward to seeing you soon. The Museum’s two-acre campus includes the Fenyes Mansion, the Finnish Folk Art Museum, the Curtin House, the Estate Gardens, and the History Center. The History Center houses the Museum Store, exhibit galleries, and the Research Library and Archives. The gardens are always open to the public. Tours and hours of operation vary.

2022 Holiday Closures

Exhibition and Museum Store
Friday, November 25
Saturday, December 24
Sunday, December 25
Saturday, December 31
Sunday, January 1

Research Library & Archives
Thursday to Sunday - 11/24 to 11/27 
Saturday to following Sunday - 12/24 to 1/1/23 
Masks required for all indoor activities at PMH

EXHIBITION GENERAL HOURS

The Exhibition Galleries are open Thursday-Sunday, Noon to 5:00 pm throughout the run of an exhibit, unless otherwise noted in our calendar.
(Please note that the Museum is closed on all major holidays and the day after Thanksgiving. The Museum's hours can also be affected by the schedule at the Rose Bowl Stadium.) 

EXHIBITION-RELATED PROGRAMS

PMH is pleased to offer a variety of exhibition-related programming throughout the run of these exhibits. Please check the museum calendar for up-to-date information, or sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Museum Address

470 W. Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
+1 (626) 577-1660

Museum Hours*

Exhibition Galleries
Fri - Sun | Noon - 5pm

Museum Store
Fri - Sun | Noon - 5pm

Fenyes Mansion Tour
ONLINE ONLY

Finnish Folk Art Museum
CURRENTLY CLOSED

Fenyes Estate Gardens
Open during Museum hours

Research Library & Archives
Thu - Sun | 1 - 4pm

*Except for special closed days, see Exhibition General Hours.

Parking:

Parking is complimentary in the lot off of Walnut Street, near the corner of Orange Grove Boulevard.

Go Metro to Pasadena Museum of History! For your best route, fare information and more info, visit the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro (323.466.3876).

EXHIBITION ADMISSION TICKETS

Tickets are available for purchase at the Museum store during normal Museum hours.

ADMISSION FEES

Adults $9
Seniors (62+) $7
PMH members, students, & visitors under 18 FREE

Pasadena Museum of History is proud to participate in the nationwide Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission to our exhibition to all active-duty military personnel and their families.

Fenyes Estate Gardens
Free

Research Library & Archives
The Research Library and Archives will be open from Friday to Sunday from 1 to 4 pm by appointment only until further notice. Please email research@pasdenahistory.org to make an appointment.
Access is free; photocopying, scanning, etc have charges.

Covid Safety Protocols

We wish to assure you that your health and safety are uppermost on our minds Therefore, we have instituted the following procedures:

  • Masks must be worn while indoors at PMH
  • Please maintain social distancing from others not in your party
  • Stay home if you are feeling ill or have been exposed to Covid 19

Updated May 2022. Please note that these practices are subject to change in accordance with Los Angeles County and City of Pasadena guidelines. Thank you.

Animals

Service animals only are allowed inside the buildings.

Photography

Non-commercial photography is allowed unless otherwise noted.

All outdoor photography and videography requires a permit and advanced scheduling. Text 626.720.3544 to schedule any photography, commercial shoots, or filming.

Images: Gallery visitors by Marlyn Woo; Fenyes Mansion Studio & Fenyes Mansion exterior by Eric Politzer.