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Pasadena Museum of History

Pasadena, CA

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Address: 470 W Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA How do we get there? Number: 626.577.1660
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Every city in the USA has a history, and it might surprise you just HOW much history there can be in one city. So why not visit the Pasadena Museum of History where you can learn all about the culture, art and history of this amazing city! 

In fact, it's the ONLY museum dedicated to that very subject!

The exhibits in the Pasadena Museum of History are always changing, which means you can see something new every time you visit. There is a lot to see as well, because the collection has nearly 1 MILLION historic photos, books, and manuscripts in it's collection. It also has an extensive artifact collection too, from furnishings, textiles and art. 

Kids can learn all about the events that have shaped the area over the last 100 years, and if you visit the Feynes Mansion, you can take a tour that will show case how people actually lived in Pasadena a century ago. We bet it's pretty different to how you live today!

Fenyes Mansion is actually located on the famous "Millionaire's Row", and features original period furnishings, as well as family heirlooms and an incredible art and jewelery collection. They offer one docent tour a day, so kids, get those questions ready because they are there to answer them all!

If you take the tour of Fenyes Mansion, you can also visit the Finnish Folk Art Museum, because it once doubles as the Finnish Consulate! This lets kids see what life was like in a 19th century Finnish farmstead, and it's also the ONLY museum of it's kind in the entire USA!

History fun for all in Pasadena - what will you learn today!

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$6 students


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Pasadena Museum of History FAQ’s

There are plenty of places to enjoy food in the Pasadena area! Grab something to eat before or after your visit

The docent led tours of Fenyes Mansion run only one per day, on Fri, Sat and Sun at 12:15pm. They are $15.

The Museum Store is located in the History Center, and is filled with historic merchandise from the Pasadena area, as well as great gifts, books, and artisan products

The museum is a great place for elementary students! They have a Junior Docent Program for 7th and 8th grade students too.

Give them a call to discuss the accessibility of the museum

If you love the museum and want great perks, become a member - you get FREE admission and FREE docent tours of Fenyes Mansion!

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