Palm Springs Historical Society & Village Green, Palm Springs

Palm Springs Historical Society & Village Green, Palm Springs (must see)

The Palm Springs Historical Society was established in 1955 by Melba Berry Bennett. It is housed in The Village Green Heritage Center that occupies two 19th century buildings, The McCallum Adobe Museum and Miss Cornelia White's "Little House". These pioneer houses find themselves in a picturesque park-like setting surrounded by hotels, shops and restaurants.

The McCallum Adobe is the city's oldest standing edifice, erected in 1884 for John McCallum, the first permanent white resident. Inside it features a large number of photographs, paintings, clothing, tools, books, and Indian ware dating back to the earliest days of Palm Springs. Miss Cornelia White's “Little House” was constructed from railroad ties in 1893 by the city's first hotel owner, Dr. Welwood Murray. It holds a collection of donated antiques.

Why You Should Visit:
Nice central hub of local history; a nice convenient way to immerse yourself quickly in everything from Native American life to early settler architecture to lifestyle and community growth.

Tip:
The Historical Society offers several walking tours in the 2-mile, 2-hr range. Most walks are wisely offered at 9:30am (before it gets too hot out) and you learn a great deal about Palm Springs history and future. The information is available on their website and you can buy tickets.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-4pm
Free admission

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Palm Springs Historical Society & Village Green on Map

Sight Name: Palm Springs Historical Society & Village Green
Sight Location: Palm Springs, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Palm Springs, California

Create Your Own Walk in Palm Springs

Create Your Own Walk in Palm Springs

Creating your own self-guided walk in Palm Springs is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Palm Springs Introduction Walk

Palm Springs Introduction Walk

Palm Springs is a wonderful city surrounded by desert and mountains, and it is interesting how in such a geographic location a beautiful, tourist-attracting city was born. Take this tour to see and visit some of the most engaging sights in Palm Springs.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Gay Friendly Tour in Palm Springs

Gay Friendly Tour in Palm Springs

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Famous Houses in Palm Springs Self Guided Tour

Famous Houses in Palm Springs Self Guided Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 Km or 3.9 Miles
Palm Canyon Drive Shopping Tour in Palm Springs

Palm Canyon Drive Shopping Tour in Palm Springs

Palm Canyon Drive is the most famous promenade in the historic center of Palm Springs. Magnificently filled with imposing palm trees that are constantly illuminated, Palm Canyon Drive offers numerous stores, cafes, art galleries, clubs and boutiques! Take this tour guide to go shopping in the most famous area of Palm Springs.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 Km or 0.4 Miles