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.


  • Free Guided Walking Tour of Orange Grove Boulevard with Pasadena Walking Tours – 11:00am to 1:00pm
    The city we now know as Pasadena was established along Orange Grove Boulevard, overlooking the Arroyo Seco and with stunning views of the mountains beyond. This walking tour will celebrate this iconic street and the people who shaped it, including highlights like the Indiana Colony settlements, Colorado Street Bridge, Millionaires’ Row, bohemian artistic communities, Craftsman architecture, resort hotels, and the Rose Parade! Tour begins and ends in PMH parking lot; free street parking available.
    Reservations: Advance reservations required; limited availability.
  • Free Guided Virtual 3D Tour of Fenyes Mansion – 12:30 pm
    Live on Zoom
    PMH is offering a Free Guided Virtual 3D Tour of the historic 1906 Beaux Arts Fenyes Mansion. Join us and travel back in time to discover what life was like when Eva and Dr. Adalbert Fenyes lived in Pasadena. The home is largely unchanged, with the family’s original furnishings and art collection, demonstrating their wide-ranging interests and sophisticated taste. Explore the Fenyes Mansion with our guide and learn more about specific objects, early Pasadena history, and the Fenyes family story.

    Link to the Zoom presentation will be posted on this page and on our social media on MOTA Day. No reservations required.

  • Saluting PMH Volunteers on MOTA Day
    MOTA Day has traditionally been one of the year’s biggest events at PMH and our Volunteers always play an important role in creating a wonderful experience for our visitors. PMH’s Visitor Services & Volunteer Coordinator, Janelle Piva, salutes our volunteers in a special blog to honor their many years of dedication.

Read Volunteers are Vital.

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