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museum of history

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 Fényes 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. Tours and hours of operation vary.

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HOURS: Exhibition Galleries & Museum Store Wed-Sun 12-5 pm | Research Library Fri-Sun 1-4 pm

Museum Address

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

Museum Hours*

Exhibition Galleries
Wed - Sun | Noon - 5pm

Museum Store
Wed - Sun | Noon - 5pm

Fényes Mansion Tour
Select Dates - see Events Calendar

Finnish Folk Art Museum
CURRENTLY CLOSED

Fényes Estate Gardens
Open to museum visitors during Museum hours

Research Library & Archives
Fri - 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 are available for purchase at the Museum store during normal Museum hours.

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

Community Wednesdays: FREE admission to the Exhibition Galleries on the first Wednesday of every month to visitors who live or work in Pasadena & neighboring communities*.  Please show some form of ID in the Museum Store to gain complimentary admission.
*Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Bradbury, Duarte, Eagle Rock, El Sereno, Glendale, Highland Park, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena and Temple City

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.

Fényes Estate Gardens
Free

Fényes Mansion Tours
See Events Calendar

Research Library & Archives
The Research Library and Archives is open Friday - Sunday from 1-4 pm.
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:

  • 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 - Videography - Commercial Filming

Non-commercial photography is allowed unless otherwise noted.

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

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