Old Pasadena Historic District Walking Tour
Saturday December 1 | 9:00 - 11:15am
Tickets: Member $15 | Non-Member $18
Old Pasadena has gone from drab and dingy to a shopping and dining destination. Without Pasadena Heritage, this National Register Historic District would have been destroyed! Now it is one of the finest examples of downtown revitalizations in the country. Let one of our trained docents lead you through the historic neighborhood and reveal its many hidden and unusual architectural details, old alleyways, and historic signs.
Old Pasadena Pub Crawl
Saturday December 15 | 2:00 - 5:00pm
Tickets : Member $35 | Non-Member $40
Experience the history of some famous and infamous Pasadena watering holes and haunts. This guided walking tour of Pasadena’s original downtown includes stops at pubs distinctive for their history, architecture, and beer. Tour-goer’s can delight in beer tastings plus little-known facts and forgotten lore–a great way to get to know historic Old Pasadena!
Saturday January 6 | 9:00 - 11:15am
Rose Villa Neighborhood Walking Tour
Saturday January 20 | 9:00 - 11:15am
Just east of the Caltech area, this district showcases Pasadena's growing "middle class" between 1913 and 1916, at the end of the craftsman era in residential architecture in Pasadena. This was a popular neighborhood for professors and others associated with the newly relocated Throop University (which became Caltech), and Pasadena City College. Group size is very limited - register early!
Saturday February 3 | 9:00 - 11:15am
Madison Heights Neighborhood Walking Tour
Saturday February 17 | 9:00 - 11:15am
Tickets : Member $15 | Non-Member $18
This neighborhood is one of Pasadena’s most historically and architecturally significant. Many of Pasadena’s famed designers are represented here. Greene & Greene, Frederick Louis Roehrig, Sylvanus Marston, Reginald Johnson, Heineman & Heineman, Hunt & Grey, and Louis B. Easton all designed homes in Madison Heights. Contractor-built homes are also common here, demonstrating considerable skill and craftsmanship. As a result, a wide variety of architectural styles can be found in this popular historic neighborhood.
Saturday March 3 | 9:00 - 11:15am
Markham Place Neighborhood Walking Tour
Saturday March 17 | 9:00 - 11:15am
The Governor Markham Landmark District is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the City of Pasadena, and residences included in the District parallel Pasadena’s growth from incorporation as a city in 1886. Ninety-four percent of the homes were constructed between 1891 and 1933. This area became an official Landmark District in 2005 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012, nominated by Pasadena Heritage.
Spring Home Tour – “Better Homes and Gardens”
Tour: Sunday March 25 | 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tour Tickets: Member $40 | Non-Member $45
Tour extraordinary historic homes and gorgeous gardens as Pasadena Heritage presents architectural and landscape design spanning more than 130 years. Inspired by the legendary magazine that has epitomized American living since 1922 with articles such as, “Create the Perfect Front Yard” and “Backyard Landscapes with our Gardening Tips,” Better Homes and Gardens continues to be one of America’s favorite magazines.
Pasadena Heritage’s Spring Home Tour, “Better Homes and Gardens”, allows guests to experience noteworthy architecture and landscape design that influence each other and combine to create perfect harmony. From “curb appeal” to private interiors, visitors will enjoy places that clearly demonstrate the beauty of indoor-outdoor living blended seamlessly together.
The tour is a drive-yourself tour with trained docents at each location. Prior to the tour a lecture will be presented on architectural and landscape styles and influences from the past to the present day. Visit our website for updated information.
Saturday April 7 | 9:00 - 11:15am
Saturday April 28 | 2:00 - 5:00pm
Saturday May 5 | 9:00 - 11:15am
Saturday May 19 | 9:00 - 11:15am
Saturday June 2 | 9:00 - 11:15am
South Grand Neighborhood and Colorado Street Bridge Walking Tour
Saturday June 16 | 6:00 - 8:15pm
The gracious and Comfortable homes along the east bank of the Arroyo Secco contribute to one of the most beautiful and historic locations in Pasadena. Part of the original Indiana Colony land, this was the first area to be developed in the city. During the late 1880s and early 1890s many large, luxurious, Victorian-era homes were built along Grand Avenue, Orange Grove Boulevard and the connecting side streets. Later, two Greene & Greene-designed homes were added to this prestigious street. From the cul-de-sac at Defenders Park, guests will also walk out onto the Colorado Street Bridge.
Saturday July 7 | 9:00 - 11:15am
Saturday July 28 | 2:00 - 5:00pm
Saturday August 4 | 9:00 - 11:15am
Saturday August 11 | 2:00 - 5:00pm
Saturday August 18 | 9:00 - 11:15am
Saturday September 1 | 9:00 - 11:15am
Saturday September 15 | 9:00 - 11:15am
Saturday October 6 | 9:00 - 11:15am
Saturday October 13 | 2:00 - 5:00pm
Rose Villa Neighborhood Walking Tour
Saturday October 20 | 9:00 - 11:15am
Just east of the Caltech area, this district showcases Pasadena's growing "middle class" between 1913 and 1921, at the end of the craftsman era in residential architecture in Pasadena. This was a popular neighborhood for professors and others associated with the newly relocated Throop University (which became Caltech), and Pasadena City College. Group size is very limited - register early!
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Pasadena Heritage works to identify, preserve, and protect the historic, architectural, and cultural resources of the City of Pasadena through advocacy and education.
651 South Saint John Avenue
Pasadena, California 91105
Tel: (626) 441-6333
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.