For three weeks only, The Gamble House will open the doors to its servants’ hall and rooms for the first time in its history. Visitors to the House from Thursday, August 1st through Sunday, August 18th will be able to see and experience The Gamble House from a new perspective – that of the people who lived and worked there “in service.”
New information has recently come to light about the Gamble family and its servants, allowing The Gamble House to share more of the personal history of the House with visitors. On these special one-hour guided “Upstairs-Downstairs” tours, visitors will:
- Tour areas of the House never before opened for public tours
- Have up-close views of special furniture pieces designed by Greene & Greene that are usually too far behind the velvet ropes to see in detail
- See the original laundry sinks and coal room in the basement
- Witness the careful ways the Greenes’ designed the servants’ spaces in the house
- Learn how the Gambles lived in, maintained and used the house, and many more unique findings
Please note that most of the first floor – entry hall, living room, dining room, den, and guest bedroom – will not be available for touring during this period due to floor conservation work. The “Upstairs-Downstairs” tours, which include the basement, all of the second floor and the third floor, will be offered exclusively, and in place of, all regular public tours including the Brown-Bag-Tuesday mini tours. A maximum tour size of ten people will be allowed on each of the Upstairs-Downstairs tours; we expect high demand so please book early.
The Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA 91103
ADMISSION: $20 per person; free for children 12 and under
Advance purchase is not required but highly recommended as space is limited per tour and tours often sell out. It is suggested that tickets be purchased early to guarantee desired tour date and time. Tickets may be purchased either online or by phone with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Walk-ins also welcome when space is available.
WHEN: Thursday, August 1 – Sunday, August 18, 2013
Tuesdays, 12:15 pm & 12:45 pm;
Thursdays – Sundays, every half-hour from 11 am – 3 pm;
No tours on Mondays and Wednesdays.