Tour 2 - Golden Era: Hollywood Homes in Old Las Palmas
Thursday 9:30 am
Sunday 9:30 am
The regular Walking Tour Season ends April 15, 2017 and will resume again in October. During the summer months you can arrange a private tour by calling the museum at 760-323-8297.
Walk among the stars in this prestigious and historic neighborhood. Old Las Palmas began its development in the late 1920s and 1930s and has one of the highest concentrations of celebrity homes anywhere. Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Katherine Hepburn, Gene Autry, Lena Horne, Cary Grant, Judy Garland, Dinah Shore and many other Hollywood stars have been residents here.
This “must see” neighborhood truly nurtured Palm Springs’ reputation as The Playground of the Stars. Today Leonardo DeCaprio boasts a celebrated Modernist home in this exclusive neighborhood. Spanish Colonial architecture with its signature red tile roofs abounds, but examples of dramatic and significant Mid-Century architecture are sprinkled in the area. You will hear surprising tales of the stars who lived and martini-ed here.
Approximately 2.5 hours
Meet at the corner of W. Alejo and Vine which is across the street from the Temple Isaiah. Please do not park in the Temple Isaiah lot. On Street parking is available for free.
332 West Alejo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Bring: Please bring proof of purchase (show digital email or print out ticket receipt).
Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat is advised.
Please be advised no bathroom facilities on tours.
No Refunds - Read the FAQ page for more details about the walking tours.
Free neighborhood street parking. Do not park in the Temple Isaiah parking lot.