Free tours of the historic houses are offered Wednesday-Sunday at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, & 4:00 p.m. The only way to see the houses is on a tour.
We are always looking for helping hands with everything from guiding tours to running the Museum Store! No experience is necessary.
You can use portions of the Homestead Museum to take photographs of your special celebration. Reservations are required and fees apply.
Victorian Fair of the Far West
- Apr 28
Female Justice: The Seduction Case of Lillian Ashley, 1896
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- May 19
Sunday Picnic - Family Ties
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Victorian Fair Preview: Connecting With Nature at Hollenbeck Park
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Well, the United States Weather Service forecast shows, for now, partly sunny skies with temperatures in the mid-70s for this weekend’s Victorian Fair of the Far West festival at the Homestead. If this portent proves prescient, it should be a beautiful weekend for a spring event amid the historic houses and... Continue Reading →
Victorian Fair Preview: Connecting With Nature at Eastlake Park
by Paul R. Spitzzeri This coming weekend, the 27th and 28th, is the Homestead’s annual spring festival, the Victorian Fair of the Far West, with music, presentations and talks, house tours, vendors and other elements that bring a sense of the Victorian era, ranging roughly from 1840 to 1900, to life 120 years after the... Continue Reading →
The Expanding Universe: Edwin P. Hubble and the Mount Wilson Observatory, 1919-1929
by Paul R. Spitzzeri From the thrilling climb up from the San Gabriel Valley to Mount Lowe in yesterday’s post, we reach for the stars and beyond today with highlighted artifacts from the Homestead’s collection relating to the Mount Wilson Observatory and ground (sky?) breaking work conducted there by Edwin P. Hubble from 1920 onward.... Continue Reading →
At Our Leisure: A Spring Excursion to Mount Lowe, 20 April 1922
by Paul R. Spitzzeri On a day when getting high is a burning issue, we look back nearly a century to another way to trip: taking the thrilling excursion up the steep slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains on the Mount Lowe Railway. The audacious and remarkable project above Altadena was built by the eccentric... Continue Reading →