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Address: 223 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6310
Phone Number: +1 760-323-8297
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Built in 1884, this historic home was built for the first permanent white...

Built in 1884, this historic home was built for the first permanent white settler and is today the oldest building in Palm Springs.

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Convenient and important piece of the history center

There are several historical buildings all co-located at the heart of downtown and this is one of the best. Well worth taking the time to enjoy this freebie when it's open.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
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Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

There are several historical buildings all co-located at the heart of downtown and this is one of the best. Well worth taking the time to enjoy this freebie when it's open.

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Big Bear Lake, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is a free attractions. The two oldest houses are located here and the headquarters of the P.S. Historical Society. Both houses have museums. During the season there are walking tours that you can enjoy to learn more of the history of P.S. Best deal in town!!!!!

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Smack dab in the middle of the downtown village and worth seeing as a counterpoint to all the tourist shops of today. This is the home of the P S Histiric Society and the displays provide a vivid view into lives of the pioneers who settled here.

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Tucson
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

The sign on the door says it is closed until late October. It shares the address with the Palm Springs Historical Society and it is very close to Ruddy's General Store. We visited June 18, 2015 and will plan to return in peak-season so we can visit the museum.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

The McCallum House and Museum offers a window into the life of Pearl McCallum and her huge impact on the early days of Palm Springs. In the house are numerous exhibits and artifacts from old Palm Spring as well as pictures and posters. Leave ample time to review the pictures of old Palm Springs.There are pictures of Pearl McCallum with... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

We visited in March 2013; this attraction is located in a little square just off of South Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs; it is part of a collection of small historical sites all located in what is called the Village Green area. Admission is by donation ($1.00) and is by far the most interesting of several exhibits. You will... More 

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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012 via mobile

The house had all antique items. I mean the real deal. These were actual items from that era. The home was decorated as if the lady of the house in 1901 had just left for the day. It was very realistic. I was very surprised to know that the original frame and original hard wood floors were still standing and... More 

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Summerland, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

Interesting information about the beginning of Palm Springs and its development. We would recommend this.

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