Tournament House ends tours for the year

Tournament House ends tours for the year

Free tours of Tournament House, the operating headquarters for the Tournament of Roses Association, will conclude for the year at the end of August and resume in February 2017. The final tours are on August 25, at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Groups of 10 or more must make reservations.

Tournament House will soon host interviews for the 2017 Tournament of Roses Royal Court. The selection process runs through September and October. After that, it will be used as the base of operations for the 31 committees that run the Tournament of Roses.

Located at 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., the house was once the home of chewing gum pioneer William Wrigley Jr. and his wife, Ada. Upon their deaths, the Wrigley family presented the property to the city of Pasadena, on the condition that it become the base of operations for the Tournament of Roses.

Attendees can expect to see displays and relics related to Rose Bowl Games, Rose Queens and Royal Courts, and much more. Each docent has years of experience, according to spokeswoman Candy Carlson. It’s this wealth of personal knowledge that makes every tour unique, she said. The fact that the House is a working office, rather than just a museum, also keeps things lively.

Groups of 10 or more may call (626) 449-4100 for reservations for the remaining tour dates. Find us on Facebook or on Twitter today! Also make sure to subscribe to our upcoming newsletter by entering your email in the sidebar. Enter early and you could win a free night at Hotel Constance in Pasadena!

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