Pasadena Heritage will provide your group with a docent who is versed in the history of Pasadena and its architecture. Walking tours are approximately one to two hours long and the docent will provide commentary on Pasadena’s history with a special focus on the architecture. Cost for your group will be $18 per person with a minimum payment of $180.
Available tours include:
Old Pasadena Walking Tour:
This 1 1⁄2 to 2 hour tour provides an overview of the original downtown, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn why many of Old Pasadena buildings have split personalities, hear the story of the Castle Green and the snake oil salesman who built it, and experience the real Old Pasadena with its fascinating array of historic buildings.
The Gamble House Neighborhood Walk:
This 1 to 1 1⁄2 hour tour concentrates on the work of internationally acclaimed architects Charles and Henry Greene and the Arts & Crafts Movement in Pasadena. The tour covers the area known as “Little Switzerland” located near the Gamble House.
Pasadena Civic Center:
This 1 to 1 1⁄2 hour tour covers Pasadena’s Civic Center area, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Included in the tour are the Italian Renaissance Revival City Hall and its famous garden, and the newly restored Central Library designed by Myron Hunt.
We also provide tours featuring Pasadena’s notable neighborhoods. Many of them are city Landmark Districts and some are on the National Register. Those neighborhoods include: Bungalow Heaven, the Arroyo Neighborhood, South Grand, Orange Heights, the Playhouse District and South Marengo. We can customize most tours to meet your group’s interests and needs and we can also adapt most of our tours for school groups.
Please contact Patty Judy,our Education Director at (626)441-6333 ext. 18 or email [email protected] to discuss your group’s needs and interests and to schedule a tour.