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Pasadena Museum of History

470 W Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3562
+1 626-577-1660
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Not what we expected

We visited on recommendation of the hotel concierge and were disappointed. Instead of being a... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Tracy I
Hitchin, United Kingdom
An interesting look at how they lived on "Millionaire's Row" in the gilded age.

A fully furnished home that was lived in by the original owners until about fifty years ago... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Pat C
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470 W Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3562
+1 626-577-1660
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We visited on recommendation of the hotel concierge and were disappointed. Instead of being a history museum (think British museum, Museum of London...) there were two rooms; one of which had a train exhibition and the other the CHALK display that happens on Fathers Day....More

Thank Tracy I
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A fully furnished home that was lived in by the original owners until about fifty years ago. Certainly worth a couple of hours.

1  Thank Pat C
Reviewed 22 December 2016

For anyone interested in artisanal achievements, especially the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century, this is a must. (Even if you're not, it's fascinating!) Ernest Batchelder built a kiln in his back yard, and from there a business grew and its beautiful...More

Thank Elizabeth H. T
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I wish the staff would be up front and honest about what this museum is about. We expected to learn some historical events or factoids of Pasadena. Instead, we got 2 rooms - one with ceramics from different artists (most looked like a collection of...More

4  Thank ttaylor2u
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The gift shop alone is worth a visit to this museum. They sell beautiful works by local artists and many books about the area. The exhibit I saw on Batchelder Tile was excellent. There were a good variety of samples, including a large part of...More

3  Thank Knansea
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Love this place! A little off the beaten path, this small gem of a museum offers perfectly curated glimpses into Pasadena's history and culture. We've seen a range of exhibits in just the past year or so: how the civil war affected Pasadena, local fashion...More

2  Thank AmyfromPasadena
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Our tour of the historic Fenyes mansion was led by a talented docent who dressed in period costume and provided a lively, well-organized, and thoughtful learning experience. She shared personal insights about family members from the late 19th into the 20th century linked into societal...More

2  Thank dawnwalker66
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This was a unique evening of following actors as they moved from scene on the grounds of the Museum of HIstory. Each of the three plays were the same length and the group was divided into three, each seeing one of plays and then we...More

Thank D. N
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The museum gallery was changing exhibits when we visited so we only toured the Fenyes Mansion, which was beautiful. Our docent was well informed and kept the tour interesting. I can't say what the museum is like, since it was closed, but the upcoming exhibit...More

1  Thank Albizia
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

The museum is small - 2 galleries, a nice gift shop, and the staff was pleasant. We paid our $7 admission each at the gift shop and entered to learn about Pasadena, perhaps the Tournament of Roses, millionaire row?, JPL?, local artists?, architects Greene and...More

Thank Theresa T
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