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Pasadena Museum of History
Type: Architecture, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
This museum's two-acre site showcases several historic buildings, including the Fenyes Mansion, a 1905 Beaux-Arts masterpiece that still boasts its original furnishings. Part of "Millionaire's Row"... Read More
This museum's two-acre site showcases several historic buildings, including the Fenyes Mansion, a 1905 Beaux-Arts masterpiece that still boasts its original furnishings. Part of "Millionaire's Row" that sprang up along Orange Grove Avenue in Pasadena in the early 1900s, when rich Midwesterners took up winter residence in this perennially warm place, the mansion is filled with artworks, furniture and more from that time period. It has a beautiful garden as well and is a popular spot for local weddings (but only for the ceremony itself, not the reception). The history of Pasadena and of its original residents are explored in depth in the museum exhibits, located in a more modern building nearby. In addition, special exhibits focus on particular aspects of Pasadena's history, including railways and transportation, fine and folk arts, and historic photographs.
- Museum: Wed-Sun Noon-5pm
- A Stroll Through History Tour: Sat-Sun 3pm
- A Stroll Through History Donations Requested; $4 - $8
Events $25 - $75
- Pasadena's Best Attractions: "Parking is free at the Pasadena Museum of History; look for a shaded space or you'll come back to a car that is like a furnace (most times of the year)."
- Best for Pasadena's Best Attractions Because: One of Pasadena's classic mansions, the Fenyes house is a throwback to when the city was an enclave of Midwest millionaires escaping the winter.