The Tournament of Roses house tours guided by Mr. Pasadena!

Have you ever seen the Tournament of Roses house and wondered what it must be like inside that gorgeous mansion?   The Pasadena Tournament of Roses conducts FREE tours of the mansion at 2pm and 3pm every Thursday from February till the end of August.  That means that there are only three more Thursdays that you can visit the Tournament house before the end of the year.

Your knowledgeable tour guide will take you on a 2 story tour winding through the various rooms dedicated to the Tournament president, the Grand Marshal, the Rose Bowl Game, the royal court and more. This behind the scenes tour also touches on the rich history of the house and its significance to the Tournament of Roses.  It’s a tour that every Rose Parade enthusiast and Pasadena native should take. And let me say it again..It’s FREE!

Why do the tours end in August? The Tournament really begins to move into high gear and the house is busy with daily meetings of the various committees, all of which lead to the parade on the first of each year (except for next year when the parade will be on Jan. 2nd 2012 due to the long standing agreement with local churches not to hold the parade on a Sunday).

Not to sound like a TV commercial, but if you act now… I will be happy to give you the mansion tour myself.  That’s right I am also a very proud Tournament of Roses member and I am very excited about these tours. It would be an honor and a privilege to be your guide for the last 3 tours.

Just leave me a comment with the number of people in your party, the date and tour time that you will be attended and I will be sure to meet you there.  See you at the front door!

Thursday August 11 2pm, 3pm / Thursday August 18 2pm, 3pm /or Thursday August 25th 2pm or 3pm


8 responses to “The Tournament of Roses house tours guided by Mr. Pasadena!

  1. My daughter’s Girl Scout Troop participated in the tour lead by Mr. Pasadena himself. It was great, educational and the girls loved it as much as the leaders themselves!! I would highly recommend it!!

  2. I’ve been on these tours. But if you’re giving them this month I wood join you if I could learn something new.

  3. Yes, my sister is visiting from NJ & I’d love to visit the tournament house with her this Thurs at 3pm. There will be 3 of us.

  4. Chris,
    I will look for you and would be happy to take the 3 of you on a great tour! C U THursday 3pm!


    I am trying to get a group of ladies together for a house tour and was wondering when the tour starts in February, 2012.

    I can be contacted at or my cell #(562)690-0151.

    Thank you!
    Mrs. Teresa Kempker

  6. Would it be possible to arrange a private tour at a later time in the day? I may have a group of 8-10 people who would be interested. We could offer a small donation for accommodating us off hours. I can be contacted back at

    Much appreciated!

  7. I would love to take the tour on Thursday, August 11 at 2pm. There will be 3 of us. Thank you, Cahy Austin. 760 868-5844 or

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