Pasadena Museum of History

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In a Nutshell

Museum founded in 1924 preserves the culture and history of Pasadena for future generations through rotating gallery exhibitions and more

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Promotional value expires Sep 7, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Membership valid for new members only, not valid for renewals. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate membership by expiration date on voucher. Exhibition Gallery tickets are not valid for Mansion Tours. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

$8 for two Exhibition Gallery admission tickets (up to $14 value)

$16 for four Exhibition Gallery admission tickets (up to $28 value)

$49 for a Friend-level membership ($75 value), which includes:

  • Unlimited admission to the museum for two
  • Four guest passes
  • Subscription to the museum’s calendar of events
  • Invitations to members-only exhibit receptions and other events, and the Members Appreciation Day sales
  • Discounts on ticketed events
  • 10% discount on photo reproductions from the archives
  • 20% discount at the museum store
  • Similar benefits at over 200 museums across the country
  • Includes access to the mansion tours
  • Membership is good for 1 year from date of redemption

Children under age 12 are always admitted to the museum free of charge.

As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War in 2015, Pasadena Museum of History offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of Civil War veterans, their families, and the impact on our Southern California communities. When Johnny Came Marching West: How the Civil War Shaped Pasadena and Thaddeus Lowe: Chief Aeronaut of the Union Army explore the surprisingly important role California played in the conflict, and how the war’s aftermath influenced the development of this region.

These exhibitions reveal intimate stories of veterans and spotlight the amazing exploits, bravery, courage, and heartbreak of both soldiers and civilians, personalizing a war that is often mentioned only through its bloody battles and great loss of life.

Pasadena Museum of History

Dr. Adalbert and Eva Fenyes’s 1906 Beaux-Arts mansion served as a haven and gathering place for local musicians, artists, writers, and scientists for decades. In 1970, in an effort to ensure this salon atmosphere would live on, their descendants transferred the family mansion, its gardens, and scores of original furnishings and artwork to the Pasadena Museum of History.

Docents lead tours through the rooms of the National and California Historic Landmark mansion, which once served as the Finnish Consulate. (Nearby, the Finnish Folk Art Museum resides in the estate’s former sauna and guesthouse.)

In the History Center Galleries, the staff curates rotating exhibits on local history. Outside, visitors can wander the verdant landscaped gardens that separate the History Center Galleries from the Finnish Folk Art Museum and prevent staff members from reaching each other with volleys of water balloons.

Customer Reviews

Very small museum with a nice display of Pasadena's rich history. Parking is great. Lovely gardens attached to Fenyes Mansion.
Carol A. · July 25, 2015
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    North Arroyo

    470 W. Walnut St.

    Pasadena, CA 91103

    +18008383006

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