Don’t let the name fool you, the Huntington Library has MUCH more to offer than a library. This is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens and collection of French and British art that I have ever seen. The Huntington Art Collections reside in two buildings on the Huntington estate: The Huntington Art Gallery, and the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. The Huntington Art Gallery houses the European art collection and includes one of the most distinguished collections of 18th- and 19th-century British paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts outside London.
Located at: 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108 626.405.2100
|Seniors (age 65+)||$15||$18|
|Students(age 12-18, or with full-time student I.D.)||$12||$13|
|Youth (age 5-11)||$8||$8|
|Children (under 5)||free||free|
|Monday||12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|Friday||12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
This is my favorite piece at the museum 1784 Sarah Siddons as the Tragic Muse.
In 1903 Henry Huntington purchased the San Marino Ranch, a working ranch with citrus groves, nut and fruit orchards, alfalfa crops, a small herd of cows, and poultry. His superintendent, William Hertrich, was instrumental in developing the various plant collections that comprise the foundation of the botanical gardens. The property—originally nearly 600 acres—today covers 207 acres, of which approximately 120 are landscaped and open to visitors. More than 14,000 different varieties of plants are showcased in more than a dozen garden areas.
Also enjoy the beautiful mansion on site also used as the gallery.