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About The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California

Tucked within the winding streets of Pasadena and South Pasadena is the wealthy community of San Marino, home to the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Over 100 years ago in 1878, Don Benito Wilson owned this prime parcel of land and ran a 600 acre ranch which his son-in-law, James de Barth Shorb called “San Marino” in honor of his birthplace in Maryland. In 1903 Henry Huntington purchased the ranch and sold off half the land for development. In 1919, the couple signed an indenture which transferred their San Marino estate with its collections of art and books, to a non-profit educational trust. The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens opened to the public in 1928, a year after Henry Huntington’s death. The private, nonprofit institution is supported by gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies, and by a private endowment that provides about 50% of the institution’s annual budget. The Huntington is a popular place with hundreds of thousand visitors annually. It’s open to the public every day but Tuesday and an admission fee is required.

1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino, CA 91108
(626) 405-2100
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San Marino, US
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