Tour 3 - Inns, Architecture and Glamour
During the hot summer months June-September we offer walking tours by foot or vehicle as private tours arranged by calling the museum. These are catered to the best time/day that you choose. Our regular scheduled walking tour season will begin again in October 2019.
Thursday 9:30 am
An Exclusive VIP Tour
You will learn the history of the unique hotels in Palm Springs as you visit some of our most charming and beautiful inns. These boutique hotels have provided the Rich and Famous—for decades—with seclusion and relaxation in exclusive, luxurious settings. The stars of Hollywood’s Golden Era along with today’s hottest stars have partied and vacationed here—from Joan Crawford and Clark Gable to Miley Cyrus and Queen Latifah. Legendary celebrities have used the inns for honeymoon hideaways and some have celebrated wedding events here, including Frank Sinatra.
You will experience a retro trip to a 1947 hotel designed by the famous Modernist architect William Cody. Along the way, you will see a variety of architectural styles, including Spanish Colonial Revival, Hollywood Regency, and Desert Modernism. You will learn fascinating “only in Palm Springs” tales of the Glamour Set—then and now—who truly perfected the art of pleasure in this desert oasis.
Join us for a VIP experience among these inns whose guest books are a Who’s Who of celebrities of show business, finance, industry, and politics.
Approximately 2 hours
Meet at the Palm Springs Historical Society McCallum Adobe.
221 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Historic Tennis Club
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 unlimited parking behind The McCallum Adobe - enter on South Belardo Road between West Baristo and West Arenas Road.