Pasadena Museum of History

470 W. Walnut Street, Pasadena

Pasadena Museum of History is the only museum and research library dedicated solely to preserving and sharing the history, art, and culture of Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley. PMH offers the public; changing exhibitions, events and lectures, school tours, docent-led tours of the 1906 Beaux Arts Fenyes Mansion, and free access to the Research Library & Archives.


  • View the current exhibition:  GIDDY UP: Children Take the Reins. Explore the World of Carousel Animals & Childhood Toys that Rock, Bounce, & Roll. The PMH galleries will be filled with a dizzying array of more than 35 smaller scaled carousel horses and exotic creatures that visitors of all ages will be able to see – and touch.
  • Guest can create their own “Cowpoke Vest” with Art 2 Go’s arts and crafts workshop.
  • Mini-Tours of the 1906 Fenyes Mansion. Visitors can tour the former residence of Dr. and Mrs. Adalbert Fenyes, one of the few remaining grand homes on Pasadena’s Millionaire’s Row. Docents in select rooms will share information about the original period furnishings and the family.
  • Tours of Finnish Folk Art Museum. Members of the Finlandia Foundation will welcome guests to the museum which is furnished in the style of a 19th century Finnish farmhouse.
  • Enjoy cool treats from the Kona Ice Truck which will be on site.
  • Visit the Museum Store for 30 percent off selected items.

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