• 1151 Oxford Rd.
  • San Marino, CA 91108
  • T: 626-405-2100

Cultural Center

The Huntington is a research and cultural center surrounded by 120 acres of breathtaking gardens.  Originally the private estate of railroad magnate Henry Huntington, it is one of Southern California’s must-see cultural destinations with magnificent collections of rare books, manuscripts, and works of art.

Botanical Gardens

The extensive grounds feature diverse botanical collections in 12 specialized gardens. Make sure to stop by the Desert Garden, it is very impressive. All of the gardens include Australian Garden, California Garden, Camellia Garden, Children’s Garden, Conservatory, Desert Garden, Herb Garden, Japanese Garden, Jungle Garden, Lily Ponds, Palm Garden, Rach Garden, Rose Garden, Shakespeare Garden, and the Subtropical Garden. Details→

Art Collection

Among the highlights are Gainsborough’s “The Blue Boy,” Mary Cassatt’s “Breakfast in Bed,” a Gutenberg Bible, an illuminated manuscript of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, and a First Folio edition of Shakespeare. The collection is exhibit throughout four structures containing several galleries, as well as an outdoor sculpture garden. The Huntington Gallery encompasses the former home of the Huntingtons, European Art is shown here; the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries contain American Art; the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery shows rotating exhibitions and art on loan; and the research library also features exhibits from the collection. The statuary surrounds the Shakespeare Garden.


The research library attracts more than 1,700 scholars each year and awards approximately 150 grants annually for advanced humanities research.


Make a reservation for the Rose Garden Tea Room and enjoy The Huntington’s signature teas, scones and a buffet of finger sandwiches, imported and domestic cheeses, fresh fruit, chilled seasonal salads, and specialty petite desserts. Reservations are required online or by calling (626) 683-8131.

Hours of Operation

The Huntington is open from 10:30 AM until 4:30 PM everyday except for Tuesdays, it is closed on Tuesdays as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Independence Day.


Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $21
Students (12-18, or with full-time student ID) $21
Youth (4-11) $13
Children (under 4) free
Groups (15 or more) $19 per person
Members enter free

Adults $29
Seniors (65+) $24
Students (12-18, or with full-time student ID) $24
Youth (4-11) $13
Children (under 4) free
Groups (15 or more) $23 per person
Members enter free

Free Day
Admission to The Huntington is free on the first Thursday of every month with advance tickets. Details→