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Premier Tours

 

Not coming with a Group? We now offer scheduled tours for individual visitors!

Experience the newest way to explore The Huntington, by taking one of our guided Premier Tours. These tours allow visitors a sneak peek of The Huntington before our normal visiting hours. Docent-led tours are an excellent way to discover The Huntington for the first, or the fiftieth time! Advance ticket purchase is required for these tours. Tickets may be purchased through our ticketing company, Zerve, either online or by calling 800-979-3370. Visit our Complete Premiere Tour Calendar to find a tour today!

 

Choose from one of these unique tour offerings:


Estate Tour

Learn how Henry and Arabella Huntington turned their San Marino ranch into a world famous cultural landmark!  This easy walking tour will familiarize you with the cultural treasures of The Huntington: the magnificent gardens, art galleries, and library exhibitions. Your Premier Tour begins before public hours lasts approximately 90 minutes; includes general admission.

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Chinese Garden Tour 流芳園

Architecture, nature, art and literature meet in Liu Fang Yuan, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. Opened in 2008, this is the newest Huntington garden.  You will be guided by specially trained docents on a 90-minute walking tour through the traditional Suzhou-style garden, featuring a 1.5-acre lake, pavilions, a canyon waterfall and hand-carved stone bridges set against a wooded backdrop of mature oaks, pines, camellias and blossoming plum trees. Celebrate the poetry, beauty and rich heritage unique to China.

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Japanese Garden Centennial Tour

Tour this 100-year-old landmark after a year of painstaking renovation and expansion.  Discover the history and beauty of The Huntington's Japanese Garden on this walking tour of one of the oldest and most elaborate gardens of its kind in America. Experience a rare opportunity:  Beginning with a glimpse of the Chinese Garden for a chance to compare and contrast Asian garden styles, the tour visits the Japanese stroll garden, bonsai courts, Zen garden, ceremonial Tea House & garden, main house, and canyon streams under the famous Moon Bridge.

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Tea & Tour

Enjoy a morning tour through the stunning Huntington gardens, followed by English tea in the Rose Garden Tea Room. The docent-led, 90-minute walking tour concludes at the Rose Garden Tea Room, where a buffet of finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, imported cheeses, salads, and desserts await. Tea includes warm scones and jam, and hot or iced tea.

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About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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