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


Message from Huntington President
Karen R. Lawrence

As we make decisions regarding The Huntington’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of our staff, volunteers, scholars, members, and visitors is of paramount concern. Following health agency advice, we are taking a number of precautions, including regularly wiping down commonly touched surfaces and providing easy access to hand sanitizer.

Moreover, we have canceled all public events through May 31 in an effort to respond to the need for social distancing. However, at this time, our library exhibition halls, art galleries, and botanical gardens remain open, as we know that in stressful times, they have been a place of immense respite and restoration. The 120 acres of gardens at The Huntington, in particular, provide spaces where healthy visitors can easily enjoy our collections while observing social distancing recommendations. We invite you to stroll through our gardens, taking advantage of the blossoming landscape. Because this is a fluid situation, we recommend that you consult our website or social media platforms before visiting.


The Huntington is a research and cultural center surrounded by 120 acres spread across 12 specialized 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 famous works of art including 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.

Botanical Gardens

  • Desert Garden
  • Australian Garden
  • California Garden
  • Camellia Garden
  • Children’s Garden
  • Desert Garden
  • Herb Garden
  • Japanese Garden
  • Jungle Garden
  • Lily Ponds
  • Palm Garden
  • Rach Garden
  • Rose Garden
  • Shakespeare Garden
  • Subtropical Garden

Art Collection

  • Huntington Gallery (former home of the Huntingtons, European Art)
  • Virginia Steele Scott Galleries (American Art)
  • MaryLou and George Boone Gallery (rotating exhibitions and art on loan)
  • Reseach Library (exhibits from the Huntington collection)


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

  • Monday: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Saturday: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Sunday: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Closed: Tuesdays, 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→