Tours are an ideal way to learn more about The Huntington! Combine a private tour with a visit to the Tea Room with our popular "Tea & Tour", download free and informative audio tours, get a glimpse of the gardens before your visit with our virtual tours, or simply enjoy a free garden tour on your next visit.


Premier Tours (NEW!)

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

We're excited  to announce 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. Purchase tickets through our ticketing company, Zerve, online or by calling 800-979-3370. Tour descriptions and reservation information


Group Tours

For groups of 10 or more. $28-$38/person, includes admission.

One-hour estate tours and 90-minute garden tours are available for groups of 10 or more. Please note reservations are required at least one month in advance. Tour descriptions and reservation information


Tea & Tour

Minimum 4 guests. $82 weekdays/$86 weekends per person, includes admission, tea, tax and gratuity.

Enjoy a private morning tour followed by English tea in the Rose Garden Tea Room. The docent-led, 90-minute walking tour ends 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. Reservations required at least one month in advance.

Reservations: or 626-405-2240.


School Tours

The Huntington offers both guided and self-guided school tours. Guided school tours are provided during non-public, morning hours, and led by volunteer docent teachers, who guide the students in interactive explorations of the institution's treasures. Self-guided school tours are welcome during regular public hours. Guidelines and scheduling


Free Garden Tours

Free tours of the gardens are available with general admission or membership. Tours offered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between noon and 2 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Times vary depending on docent availability; please check in at the entrance kiosk on arrival for the day's schedule of garden tours. Free tours may not be reserved in advance. Tours not available on Tuesdays and Free Days.


Virtual Tours

Experience 360-degree panoramic views of the Desert Garden and Chinese Garden in these visual tours.

Desert Garden     Chinese Garden  


Audio Tours

Audio tours for the galleries and gardens are available on iTunes U. All audio tours are free and downloadable to any smart phone or MP3 player. Go to iTunes

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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