Doctors House Museum Glendale, California

Doctors House Museum Glendale, California Tours of fully-restored Queen Anne Victorian home on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Special events in April, October, and December. Private tours on other days are available by appointment,
for reservations call (818) 247-5799

Operating as usual

Update: We will no longer be reopening in August as planned, but hold on to your hats because we hope to soon! The Docto...
07/19/2021

Update: We will no longer be reopening in August as planned, but hold on to your hats because we hope to soon! The Doctor recommends waiting for the surge of COVID cases to go down first. In the meantime, here is a picture of Peter and Betty in top hats to cheer up those who are disappointed.

Update: We will no longer be reopening in August as planned, but hold on to your hats because we hope to soon! The Doctor recommends waiting for the surge of COVID cases to go down first. In the meantime, here is a picture of Peter and Betty in top hats to cheer up those who are disappointed.

One must always iron the linens & polish the silver prior to hosting esteemed guests. #tourready #seeyousoon
07/12/2021

One must always iron the linens & polish the silver prior to hosting esteemed guests. #tourready #seeyousoon

Congratulations to Friends of Rockhaven - You deserve all good things and more for your hard work and dedication of pres...
07/08/2021
The Site Of A Historic Glendale Sanitarium Will Become A Mental Health Museum

Congratulations to Friends of Rockhaven - You deserve all good things and more for your hard work and dedication of preserving such an important piece of history!

https://laist.com/news/site-of-historic-glendale-mental-health-facility-will-be-turned-into-a-museum

Founded in the 1920s by psychiatric nurse Agnes Richards, a pioneer of compassionate mental health care, Rockhaven Sanitarium was run by women, for women.

*Edit: Due to a significant increase in COVID cases, the Doctor has recommended we not open quite yet. But hold on to yo...
07/01/2021

*Edit: Due to a significant increase in COVID cases, the Doctor has recommended we not open quite yet. But hold on to your hats because it will be a great day when we do!

*Edit: Due to a significant increase in COVID cases, the Doctor has recommended we not open quite yet. But hold on to your hats because it will be a great day when we do!

Calling all Creatives! While the Doctors House is closed to visitors, we’re reaching out to our community for your creat...
05/24/2020
Landmarks — The Glendale Historical Society

Calling all Creatives!

While the Doctors House is closed to visitors, we’re reaching out to our community for your creative ideas for the future. When the Museum reopens, our first Special Exhibit will display models of Glendale Landmarks (existing or demolished) -- made by you!

Choose any nonperishable medium: you could construct the Doctors House from dry pasta, The Goode House of items from your recycle bin, the Glendale Sanitarium out of Lego -- you are your own rainbow! For inspiration for your submission, please visit the TGHS website: https://glendalehistorical.org/landmarks ,simply take a scenic drive around town, or comment below!

Let us know what you’d like to contribute to this exhibition. Please email the Museum Director at [email protected] with your favorite Glendale landmark and your ideas for its re-creation in a fabulous model. You are welcome to submit up to three separate ideas. We cannot wait to see the creativity you have to offer!

Although Easter is looking different this year, we hope that you and your family are experiencing a joyous one. Happy Ea...
04/12/2020
This Is What Easter Has Looked Like Throughout History

Although Easter is looking different this year, we hope that you and your family are experiencing a joyous one. Happy Easter from the Doctors House Crew! Please Enjoy looking back on Easters of the past:

https://www.marthastewart.com/1537910/easter-photos-throughout-history?did=511647-20200412&utm_campaign=martha-stewart-living_newsletter&utm_source=marthastewart.com&utm_medium=email&utm_content=041220&cid=511647&mid=32185473903

See the history of Easter captured in photographs, and how people have celebrated through the years from the 1800s and 1900s up to modern day.

04/01/2020
"White Water" (1924) starring Nell Shipman

Film pioneer & animal rights activist, Nell Shipman, resided in the Doctors House from 1917-1920. Her family rented "the little white house" to please her tradition-minded parents, who preferred the quiet rural atmosphere of Glendale to "modern" Hollywood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0Pl-zRlMpI

Silent Hall of Fame has created a Silent Gems Collection of rare and for the first time available films with our stars, as well as other silent masterpieces....

Thank you City of Glendale, CA & those participating in our fabulous city. #myglendale #littlefreelibrary #littlefreepan...
03/28/2020

Thank you City of Glendale, CA & those participating in our fabulous city. #myglendale #littlefreelibrary #littlefreepantry

Here are a few of #MyGlendale's Little Free Library's that have been converted to Little Free Food Pantries. The idea is to take what you need and give what you can. Locations at bit.ly/2wEQaxV. Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, Glendale Sunrise Rotary, Glendale Latino Association, Kiwanis Club of Glendale CA

03/13/2020

For the safety of our patrons and volunteers, the museum will be closed for the remainder of March. Thank you for your support and understanding.

03/08/2020

What better way to spend a time change day than by taking a step into the past? Tours start at 2 and we'll see you then!

03/03/2020
The Glendale Historical Society | Los Angeles Conservancy

We cannot contain our excitement! Thank you to our volunteers, members and community!

The Glendale Historical Society (TGHS) was founded in 1979 when a group of residents mobilized to save the 1888 Doctors House from demolition. One of only two remaining Queen Anne-Eastlake homes in Glendale, the Doctors House was the community’s most tangible symbol of Glendale’s history, identi...

Clutch my pearls, the museum will be closed today due to rain.
03/01/2020

Clutch my pearls, the museum will be closed today due to rain.

02/12/2020

The weather looks good for Sunday tours up at the Doctors House Museum! join us starting at 2pm last tour leaves at 3:45pm.

Valerie will be bringing ice cream samples up to the house this Sunday!

Suggested donation $5

The museum will be closed today due to rain.
02/09/2020

The museum will be closed today due to rain.

02/02/2020

The Superbowl starts at 3:30, however our tours start at 2:00... Why not make your Sunday extra Super? #prepartylikeits1899

What time is it? It’s tour time!
01/26/2020

What time is it? It’s tour time!

01/19/2020

Cozy up to the idea of a $5 tour #Sundayfunday

Those Victorians, I tell ya...
01/18/2020

Those Victorians, I tell ya...

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Now that you’re an expert, come check out our Queen Anne/Eastlake style house museum. Ongoing tours start today at 2!
01/12/2020
Curbed LA

Now that you’re an expert, come check out our Queen Anne/Eastlake style house museum. Ongoing tours start today at 2!

Don't mistake that Streamline Moderne for Art Deco. https://trib.al/JuxLDkI

It really is the little things in life... #howdoyouhousemuseum #partylikeits1899
01/06/2020

It really is the little things in life... #howdoyouhousemuseum #partylikeits1899

01/05/2020

Happy 2020! At roughly 130 years old, the Doctors House feels refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for tours... after all, we did take a couple weeks off. We will be open today from 2-4, so please come by and say hello to your designated docent.

12/26/2019

Merry Christmas from the Doctors House Museum 🎄

We will be here for you every Sunday... (just not until January 😉)
12/23/2019
Another Benefit to Going to Museums? You May Live Longer

We will be here for you every Sunday... (just not until January 😉)

Researchers in Britain found that people who go to museums, the theater and the opera were less likely to die in the study period than those who didn’t.

12/22/2019

It’s almost time! #holdontoyoursantahat

12/18/2019

Join us again this Saturday, 12/21 for a festive evening at our Candlelight Tours! Our biggest fundraiser of the year is sure to delight you and your family as you take a self guided tour of each decorated room of the museum. From 7-8 you will be enchanted by the music of a Tuba quartet playing holiday music as you enjoy a tasty treat. $10 (cash or check) donation is appreciated to support the museum. See you then!

Who knew?
12/17/2019

Who knew?

On the fifth day of Victorian Christmas facts, the Molly Brown House Museum gave to me...five stalks of celery. In Victorian times, growing celery was a lengthy and labor intensive process. It was considered a luxury to be enjoyed by the wealthy. Celery on a dining table was a status symbol of the upper class deserving of its own special dish. Arvada was the celery capital of the US so the Browns certainly had some for their festivities!

[Image: close-up photograph of five stalks of celery on a celery dish sitting on a red and white lacy tablecloth.]

Our elves have been hard at work prepping for tonight’s tours. Join us for a family fun event tonight from 6:30-8:30 pm....
12/14/2019

Our elves have been hard at work prepping for tonight’s tours. Join us for a family fun event tonight from 6:30-8:30 pm. $10(cash or check) donation suggested to support the museum.

11/23/2019

Our last Sunday Tour of 2019 is this weekend. Pop by between 2 - 4 and join in on the fun!

We are at it again! Join us for our Candlelight Tours at the Doctors House on December 14 & 21 from 6:30-8:30 pm. It is ...
11/02/2019

We are at it again! Join us for our Candlelight Tours at the Doctors House on December 14 & 21 from 6:30-8:30 pm. It is a holiday tradition you will not want to miss. $10 suggested donation (cash or check).

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1601 W Mountain St
Glendale, CA
91201

Opening Hours

2pm - 4pm

Telephone

(818) 242-7447

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I would like to reach out to someone who might know what brand of roof shingles are used on the the Doctor's House. Is there someone associated with the house that can tell me?
I'll be demonstrating the 19th century magic lantern! Screen entertainment before the movies!
Just a little snippet of tonight's seance!
A glimpse of the vintage Christmas music on the Candlelight Tour...
Will there be a Beneath the Veil event this Halloween season?