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The past in Palm Springs

Nice little museum tucked in the middle of town. Covers some of the early days of the development... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Well Worth Visiting

We really enjoyed this little museum and learned a lot about Palm Springs just by watching their... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
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“general store”(8 reviews)
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221 S Palm Canyon Dr, 92262, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6310
+1 760-323-8297
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Nice little museum tucked in the middle of town. Covers some of the early days of the development of Palm Springs. Worth going to something simple in the middle of glitz.

Thank DonaldM1907
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We really enjoyed this little museum and learned a lot about Palm Springs just by watching their orientation film. The various exhibits were beautifully displayed and a special treat is the Lucy and Desi display. There are lots of mementos of a bygone era and...More

3  Thank FrequentTraveller034
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Since my husband works with our local historical society, we always make sure to visit others wherever we go. It was interesting to walk thru the buildings and see how much has changed from what it used to be. There is a short movie to...More

2  Thank Sherry C
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Free to enter. Lots of information about famous residents particularly Luci & Desi. Some details on the number of movies made in PS. Short film on the history of development of PS. Also on display are a number of items of memorabilia.

2  Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 7 April 2018

I love reminiscing while looking at the plethora of photos. Allow sufficient time to peruse the myriad of photos & posters.

1  Thank Jean T
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Stumbled upon this treasure while walking the main drag of shops and restaurants. Poked our heads in without intent to stay. We were delighted to spend the next half hour perusing we’ll curate collections of Palm Springs history. From Lucy And Desi display and videos...More

1  Thank Debodan
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We visited the PS Historical Society houses along Palm Canyon Blvd and were well informed by the volunteers at both homes. The General Store was not open (that would have been the most interesting).

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 8 March 2018

I have been visiting Palm Springs for almost 30 years but this is the first year I tried a walking tour. There are numerous tours available and I selected The Movie Colony and it did not disappoint. Our guide, Roger, was well-informed, and had photographs...More

2  Thank knahs
Reviewed 7 March 2018

The historical museum downtown may be small but has a ton of information on the city and the stars who had homes here. Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and former mayor (and actor) Charles Farrell are featured here. But, what I really want to recommend is...More

1  Thank dennis k
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This by-donation museum is quaint and offers a very brief summary of Palm Springs' history. There are some primary source materials and photographs but it's mostly a who's-who of PSP's celebrity past. Nonetheless, if you ambling down the commercial strip, this short detour is worthwhile.

Thank Patrick M
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