Pasadena real estate and architecture buffs will love these May tours

Attention, Pasadena real estate and architecture buffs! This May, Pasadena Heritage is inviting you to “Walk, Look and Listen” as we all celebrate National Preservation Month. Each Saturday in May will feature a tour, lecture or seminar to educate, entertain and highlight unique parts of Pasadena’s history and architecture.


Events celebrating Pasadena real estate and architecture


SatuPasadena real estaterday, May 3: Old Pasadena Walking Tour with Illustrated Talk

A walking tour of Pasadena’s original downtown with a presentation, “The Story of Old Pasadena,” which includes historic photos of the National Register Historic District and tells how it was saved from razing. Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m.


Saturday, May 10: Busch Gardens Remembers, Illustrated Lecture

Researcher Michael Logan will present a lecture on the world-famous Busch Gardens. Logan will use match up historic photos to their same locations today, a century later. Time: 10-11:30 a.m.


Saturday, May 17: BUsch Gardens Walking Tour

Docent-led walking tours of a charming Pasadena neighborhood that was once the famous Busch Gardens will give visitors a chance to walk the historic pathways and staircases, a rare opportunity. Key garden sights will be highlighted, including the Old Mill. Tours start every half hour from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Saturday, May 24:  Ninita Parkway-Rose Villa Walking TourPasadena real estate

Walking tours of the Ninita Parkway/Rose Villa historic neighborhood of beautiful one-and two-story Pasadena real estate east of the California Institute of Technology. The  neighborhood includes examples of Colonial Revival, Italian Renaissance Revival, English Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival.  Two-hour tour; tours start every half half between 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Saturday, May 31: How to Identify, Research and Document Your Historic Property

Experts will provide an overview of architectural styles and design features, explain the process, resources and other tips for researching historic Pasadena real estate. Seminar is 10 to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for non-members, and $20 for members.


Venues and starting times vary. Unless otherwise noted, tickets $15 for non-members and $12 for members. You may buy tickets online.  Space is limited for tours. Visit for more information about events highlighting Pasadena real estate and architecutre.

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