Go Metro to the Museums of the Arroyo Day this Sunday

Attention all Los Angeles history lovers – clear your Sunday plans and enjoy the history of early Los Angeles life with free admission to six museums on May 19. The annual Museums of the Arroyo Day is the perfect opportunity to freshen up on your historical architecture knowledge and understanding of the city’s past.

Be sure to show your TAP card at some of participating museums below to receive some cool discounts and giveaways:

The Gamble House

 

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Built in 1908, the Gamble House is the most complete and best-preserved example of the work of renowned Pasadena architects Charles and Henry Greene. The National Historical Landmark was built for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter and Gamble Company. Show your TAP card to save 10% on membership at the Gamble House.

Southwest Museum

 

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Constructed in 1914, the Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum is the site of one of the largest and most significant collections of Native American materials in the United States. Show your TAP card and receive one free bottle of water at the Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum.

Heritage Square Museum

 

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Established in 1969, this living history museum tells the story of the development of Southern California transporting visitors back in time to an era when electricity was brand new. Show your TAP card and save 10% on membership at Heritage Square Museum.

Los Angeles Police Museum

 

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The National Historic Landmark displays the history of the LAPD from its 1869 beginnings. Show your TAP card and save 10% on purchases at the Los Angeles Police Museum’s gift store.

Pasadena Museum of History

 

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Pasadena Museum of History is the only museum and research library dedicated solely to preserving and sharing the history, art, and culture of Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley. Show your TAP card and receive one comp ticket for a future visit at the Pasadena Museum of History.

Lummis House

 

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Completed in 1910 by early activist Charles Fletcher Lummis, founder of the Southwest Museum and the first city editor of the Los Angeles Times.

Go Metro by taking the Gold Line to Southwest Museum Station or Heritage Square Station and connect to free shuttles that take you directly to the six museums. Finally, a few quick tips and reminders to consider:

  • Museums of the Arroyo Day runs from 12pm to 5pm, with last admissions at 4pm.
  • It is encouraged for visitors to plan to attend only three or four museums due to limited time.
  • Load your TAP card with round-trip fare ahead of time.
  • Round-trip fare is $3.50 stored value + $1 for a reusable TAP card if you haven’t already got one.
  • Follow @metrolaalerts on Twitter for service updates.
  • To plan your best route, use the Metro Trip Planner.

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