Pasadena's Unique Arts & Culture

Experience two of Pasadena’s more unique homes that are now noted museums – the Pacific Asia Museum, once the home of visionary philanthropist and art collector Grace Nicholson, and the Gamble House, the former home of David and Mary Gamble of the Procter and Gamble Company, a study in American Arts and Crafts-Style architecture. On the National Register of Historic Places, both of these homes are architectural gems housing significant and diverse collections. 

Know Before You Go:

Pacific Asia Museum

  • Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Closed the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Present your voucher at the ticket counter for admission to galleries and programming (if coinciding at time of visit).
  • Groups of more than 10, please call the museum directly for arrangements
  • Special Notes:
    • No photography inside the museum
    • Parking is available in the museum lot

Gamble House

  • Reservations Recommended. Call 626.793.3334 (X16) and advise that you are making reservations through “Pasadena Cultural Traveler’s Arts & Culture Tour”
  • All tours are conducted by Docents.
  • Public Tour Day/Hours are Thursday through Sunday, Noon to 3 p.m.
  • Pasadena Cultural Travelers may book tours at 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • The House is closed on National holidays.
  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes early as tours begin promptly.
  • Special Notes:
    • All tours are docent-led and last one hour.
    • Reservations recommended.
    • Flat shoes required. (Slippers will be provided for those in heels)
    • No interior photography.
    • Street parking is available.
    • Groups of 10 or more, please call the reservation number for special arrangements.

Insider's Tip

Plan to spend another day in Pasadena to experience The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens – a world-renowned center of art and culture covering 207 acres of breathtaking gardens, art galleries and library treasures. Visit to learn more.


Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California 91101
Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Closed the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day. Open Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve from
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Gamble House
4 Westmoreland Place
Pasadena, California 91103
Thursday – Sunday: 12PM – 3PM
Closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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