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.
Whether you’re new to The Huntington or a longtime Member, you can deepen your enjoyment of the Botanical Gardens by taking a Premier Tour. These informative docent-led tours are offered in the morning before public hours, and are available for individuals or small groups of up to 10 guests. 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
For groups of 10 or more. $30-$45/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. $88 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-405-2240.
Audio tours for the galleries are available on The Huntington's free Audio Guide app. Audio tours for the gardens are available on iTunes U. All audio tours are free and downloadable to any smart phone or MP3 player.
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.