Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino

The Huntington Gardens at the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

Visit the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino, California. It's a short drive from Pasadena and Los Angeles.It is more than just a library; it is a museum and cultural center of European history. This beautiful library offers people the rare chance to view original manuscripts of some of Europe's classic literature, including the actual Ellesmere manuscript of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, a Gutenberg Bible, and early editions of Shakespeare's plays, among many others.

While there, visit the English tearoom for high tea, and a stroll through lovely Victorian gardens. Then stop by the art exhibits for a hansom collection of American and European works.

Food is not allowed, but there is a nice cafe and, of course, the tea gardens are gorgeous. Enjoy!

Huntington Library address and hours

Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Rd 
San Marino, CA 91108-1218



12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.




12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.




10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday holidays: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays.

The Huntington is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Independence Day.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, The Huntington observes summer hours and is open from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays. (After Labor Day, hours are 12 noon-4:30 p.m. Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat., Sun.; closed Tues.)

Admission is $15 for adults on weekdays, with discounts for seniors and students.

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