When you visit a city and see all the hotels around town, you never think about the history of the hotel do you? It's normally about the city! Well, at the Mission Inn Museum in Riverside, you actually get to learn all about the Mission Inn, as well as the impact it had on the surrounding community!
The Mission Inn Museum has a collection, which shows the periods of the Mission Inn development. Did you know that it actually started as a boarding house all the way back in 1876?
That's a lot of history to learn about!
A man named Frank Miller was the original owner of the inn, and he was an avid collector of art from all across the globe. He was also a marketing genius, an avid art collector and a great part of the community. It was actually the Miller family that played a vital role in the development of Riverside itself!
The Mission Inn offer tours for the family that last 75 minutes. These walking tours are led by a trained docent, and can tell you and your family all about the architecture, history and art of this historic inn.
Want to know what's really cool? While you're on the tour, you will actually see parts of the inn that are normally inaccessible to the general public!
You never know what interesting facts and stories you might come across, and perhaps when you walk around cities in the future...just stop and think what kind of history THOSE hotels might have to tell you!
History is everywhere, and at the Mission Inn Museum it's all from right under your feet!
Tours $13. Suggested donation for museum of $2
$2 suggested donation for the museum.
12 years with an adult.
Members get 10% off the store, and free admission so why not look into this great saving if you love the museum!
Street parking is limited, so allow enough time for the tour with the parking meter.
There are plenty of places in Riverside for you to pick up something to eat before or after your trip!
The museum offer educational programs relating to Hands On History, that encourage students of all ages. Just give them a call for more information!
The Museum Store is a great place to pick up gifts and souvenirs relating to your time in the museum! They have books, merchandise, and products related to exhibitions and collections
The museum is happy to accommodate anyone with disabilities. Just let them know when you book your tour so they can accommodate.
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Baby strollers are allowed in the museum and on tours, but some doorways might be narrow for wide strollers.
Museum 9:30am - 4:30pm daily. Tours 4 times a day
All year round but closed some major holidays.
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