The tour will last approximately 1.5 hours and will cover a walking distance of about 1 mile. It will highlight the city’s first Black-owned businesses and the first fire station, as well as Mills Place, the site of the 1885 burning of a Chinese laundry that led to the expulsion of the Chinese population from Pasadena’s first commercial district.
Old Pasadena Walking Tours are sponsored by the Old Pasadena Management District and tickets are priced at $18 for members and $22 for non-members. For the Black history walk, click here.
Pasadena Heritage will also offer a Pasadena Playhouse District Walking Tour on March 4 and a Preservation Pasadena: Craftsman to Modern event on March 25 and 26. In addition, the organization is looking forward to the return of the Colorado Street Bridge Party on July 15, 2023.
Pasadena Heritage is dedicated to preserving and promoting the cultural, architectural, and historical resources of Pasadena and its surrounding areas. The organization works to ensure that the city’s rich history is not forgotten and is available for future generations to enjoy.