- 470 W. Walnut Street
- Pasadena, CA 91103
- T: 626-577-1660
Preserving Pasadena’s Legacy
Pasadena Museum of History is the only museum and research library dedicated solely to preserving and sharing the history, art, and culture of Pasadena. The library and archives include almost one million historic photographs, books, maps, and artifacts; and its art collection includes paintings from well-known plein air painters.
Several structures make up the Pasadena Museum of History, visitors will primarily interact with three main buildings; the History Center which houses two galleries and the museum store; Fenyes Mansion; and the Finnish Folk Art Museum.
The museum is located on the site of a Millionaire’s Row estate which was built for Eva Fenyes and her family. The estate stayed in the family for four generations and served as a Finnish Consulate of Southern California, Arizona and New Mexico. Mansion tours offer visitors the opportunity to walk through the home of a prominent Pasadena family, as it was lived in 100 years ago. Tours are offered Friday through Sunday at 12:15 PM for $17 per person (include docent-guided tour and admission to the galleries). More→
Finnish Folk Art Museum
Eva Fenyes’s granddaughter Babsie inherited Fenyes Mansion; in 1948 her husband Y.A. Paloheimo was appointed the first Finnish Consul. A year later Y.A. purchased a redwood structure designed by Frederick Roehrig from another Milllionaire’s Row estate and moved it to its current location. Today that structure houses the Finnish Folk Art Museum. More→
Tournament of Roses Store
$9 General Admission
$8 Students & Seniors
Museum Members receive free admission for two adults and children under 12
Tickets are available for purchase at the museum store.
Pasadena Digital History Collaboration
Special Event Spaces
Garden (outdoor), capacity: 200
Curtain Room (indoor), capacity: 30
Giddings Room (indoor), capacity: 30