Beginning Thursday, May 5, 2022, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association will, once again, open its doors to the public. House tours have been on hold for more than two years, and the Association is looking forward to welcoming the community back to Tournament House.
Throughout the tour, you will learn the house's history and hear interesting facts about the Rose Parade® and Rose Bowl Game®. Led by volunteer members of the heritage committee, one-hour tours are offered at no cost every Thursday at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. through August 4, 2022. At this time, masks are required for all public house tours, regardless of vaccination status.
Located in Pasadena, the house was once home to chewing gum mogul William Wrigley Jr. and his wife Ada. Upon Ada’s death in 1958, the Wrigley family presented the property to the city of Pasadena with the request that it become the base of operations for the Tournament of Roses. Since then, the house has served as headquarters for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game.
Surrounding Tournament House is the Wrigley Gardens, which spans four and a half acres and features more than 1,500 varieties of roses, camellias, and annuals. The building, the grounds, and the gardens are beautifully maintained and are well worth the visit.