Thanks to an extraordinary family legacy, the Fenyes Mansion on Pasadena's famed Millionaires Row, once home to Dr. Adalbert and Eva Fenyes, holds a special place among Pasadena Museum of History's many treasures.
Original period furnishings, family heirlooms, and a unique California plein air art collection enhance this 1906 Beaux Arts-style architectural jewel. The lovely residence, designed by Robert Farquhar with a later addition by Sylvanus Marston, retains the collection of the Fenyes-Curtin-Paloheimo family and is decorated as it was lived in a century ago.
Docent-led walking tours of the Fenyes Mansion are offered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, last approximately 75 minutes, and cover: ~The history of the Fenyes-Curtin-Paloheimo family ~Their collection of art and furnishings ~A glimpse into the life of a family living 100 years ago on Pasadena's Millionaire's Row.
Visitors may view the Finnish Folk Art Museum as part of the Fenyes Mansion tour. Your ticket also includes admission to our History Center galleries.
Advanced purchase is not required but highly recommended as space is limited per tour.
We welcome children on our tours. However, please keep in mind that the tour is over an hour long and strollers are not allowed in the Mansion. Please note that children younger than age 8 may not fully appreciate the content. Children 12 years old and under can come for free but must be accompanied by an adult.
As a historic building, the Fenyes Mansion is not fully wheelchair accessible. Please contact PMH in advance if anyone in your group uses a walker or wheelchair so that we may be prepared to assist these guests. Mansion tours require walking and standing, and the walk to the Mansion entrance is slightly uphill and includes several flights of stairs. Flat shoes are recommended for all visitors. High heeled shoes are not allowed inside the Mansion.
Photos: Exterior of Fenyes Mansion by Mia Damaris. Interior photos by Eric Politzer.
Pasadena Museum of History (View)
470 West Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91103