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Palm Springs Historical Society

221 S Palm Canyon Dr, 92262, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6310
+1 760-323-8297
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Good local Palm Springs history

Lots of information in a small place. Definitely worth stopping in. We did not take a tour, but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
741lolo
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Gig Harbor, Washington
Do not miss this Museum and Tours

The museum itself houses a Lucille/Desi tribute as well as vintage pictures and photographs of Palm... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ElleT671
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Marietta, Georgia
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  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
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“walking tour” (13 reviews)
“movie colony” (5 reviews)
“rat pack” (5 reviews)
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221 S Palm Canyon Dr, 92262, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6310
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+1 760-323-8297
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of information in a small place. Definitely worth stopping in. We did not take a tour, but docents were able to answer all questions. The movie gives a lot of background info that is hard to obtain elsewhere.

Thank 741lolo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum itself houses a Lucille/Desi tribute as well as vintage pictures and photographs of Palm Springs. Of greatest interest to me was the list of all movies made in or about Palm Springs. They also had some family history and indigenous artifacts. We paid...More

1  Thank ElleT671
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Our tour guide was Jerry for this 2.5 hr tour of the Movie Colony. Although it was full of interesting facts, seeing the homes was a real challenge. Because all of these homes have very high walls and trees around them, there was not a...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We enjoyed learning about the early white settlers of Palm Springs and especially the sisters who lived in the house here.

1  Thank Boneta C
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

The historical society presents a great series of walking tours in the 2 mile, 2 hr range. There are Downtown tours, neighborhood architecture tours...we chose the Rat Pack Villa Las Palmas tour and were treated to a terrific narrative from Mike about the history of...More

3  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This particular tour was titled the "Rat Pack Playground Modernist Homes in Vista Las Palmas". While the distance is fairly short with only a slight incline, it’s still walking in Palm Springs, so hats and water are helpful. It starts on Stevens Street just of...More

Thank DP49
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We just lucked into a brochure for the palm Springs Historical Society Walking Tour and took #3, the Inns, Architecture, and Glamour with Kathy. She has lived in PS 50 years, and what a story! She took us into 3 that we wouldn,t even have...More

1  Thank tico8
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is in the Village Green along with a couple other exhibits. They are staffed with engaging folks. The lady in the Agua Caliente exhibit was 86 and fit as a fiddle. There is a plethora of information and dsiplays in these small spaces

Thank debra c
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I enjoyed the film about the history of Palm Springs, it is a fascinating story, but what I really liked was the exhibit about the stars who have visited or made the place their home. They have some wonderful old pictures there and there is...More

Thank glamourpuss1000
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We've walked or driven past this tiny museum many times and were so glad that we finally stopped in during our recent visit to Palm Springs. It's a two part museum: The McCallum Adobe and The Cornelia White House. The Palm Springs Historical Society is...More

2  Thank Joan H
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