PASADENA, Calif. (April 4, 2023) – Beginning Thursday, April 6, 2023, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association will open its doors to the public for guided tours, at no cost. Experience the iconic history of Pasadena and Tournament House, as you are invited to take a peek at the Tournament House, uncover the stories and see this iconic landmark.
On this intimate tour, discover hidden details, little-known facts and endearing trivia about the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and Tournament House. You will learn about the history of the house and hear more about the traditions of the Rose Parade® and Rose Bowl Game®. Led by volunteer Members of the Heritage Committee, one-hour tours are offered every Thursday at 2 p.m. through August 31, 2023.
Located in Pasadena, the house was once home to chewing gum mogul William Wrigley Jr. and his wife Ada. Upon Ada’s death in 1958, the Wrigley family presented the property to the city of Pasadena with the request that it become home for the Tournament of Roses. Since then, the house has served as headquarters for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game.
Surrounding Tournament House is the Wrigley Gardens, which spans four and a half acres and features more than 1,500 varieties of roses, camellias and annuals. The building, the grounds and the gardens are beautifully maintained and are well worth the visit.
Reservations are required for the complimentary tours. Reservation link and answers to frequently asked questions available here.
Guests are asked to arrive ten minutes prior to the start time.