The art collection, mainly 18th and 19th century British and French art and decorative art, is housed in the Myron Hunt-designed home of railroad tycoon Henry Huntington (1850-1927). Don’t miss Gainsborough’s famous “Blue Boy”painting. The American collection is also well worth seeing and includes works by John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt, as well as an Arts and Crafts exhibit. The Huntington sits on 150 acres, including Chinese and Japanese gardens, English landscape gardens, a stunning collection of desert cacti, and more. With a reservation (call at least three days ahead), you can have high tea—a much-loved outing for locals. The library contains rare manuscripts and the consummate collection on botany, history and civil engineering.
- Open Hours: Monday from 12:00 PM to 04:30 PM, Wednesday to Friday from 12:00 PM to 04:30 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 10:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries
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