Pasadena Museum of History is the only museum and research library dedicated solely to preserving and sharing the history, art, and culture of Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley. PMH offers the public changing exhibitions, events and lectures, docent-led tours, school tours, and free access to the Research Library & Archives.

Please Note

The Museum is temporarily closed until further notice. For more information please read our Notice Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

In the interim, we encourage you to stay connected on social media and check out our Blogs.


Black History Collection, BH-L-24-3

Carrie MacAdoo in front of her grocery store, which opened in 1909 and was located at 679 South Fair Oaks Avenue (Black History Collection, BH-L-24-3)

This photo was posted on social media to thank grocery store workers.

Things to do at Pasadena Museum of History

early 1900s Pasadena postcard


Wed - Sun, Noon to 5:00 pm

Currently on View:
Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena, 1890-1930. Listen to the podcast with the curator on YouTube.

Fenyes Mansion Tours

Fri, Sat, & Sun, 12:15 pm

With its original furnishings and art collection, the Fenyes Mansion - a Pasadena Cultural Heritage landmark - offers a unique glimpse into life on Pasadena’s Millionaire’s Row.

Archives image from the Helen Lukens Gaut Collection

Research Library & Archives

Thurs - Sun, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

PMH maintains the area’s largest collection of documents and artifacts related to the history of Pasadena and the west San Gabriel valley.

Pasadena Museum of History Buildings & Grounds