About the Friends of the Castle Green
The Friends of the Castle Green was formed in 1993 as a support group for the historic Castle Green built in 1898 and designed by the noted architect Frederick Louis Roehrig as the first annex to the very successful Green Hotel which had been built on the opposite side of Raymond Avenue. The purpose of the Friends was to raise funds for historic restoration to the standards of the Secretary of Interior and to raise awareness of the significance and beauty of this important building in the history of Pasadena. Over the years, mostly through public tours of the building, the Friends of the Castle Green have completed many projects on the building. Currently we are working on having the shades for the lanterns on the veranda and the sunroom reproduced by the Seattle glass artist Janusz Pozniak. Earlier the Friends had the metal lanterns reproduced by local metal artisan Rinauldo’s Reproduction. Please explore many other projects on our projects page.
Join Us for Mother's Day at the Castle Green
Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m.
Tour $30 per person, $35 on tour day at the gate after 1:00 p.m.
Take a step back in time for the Mother’s Day Tour of the historic Castle Green including the original Moorish, Turkish and Victorian style salons, and visit many private apartments, each uniquely decorated and as individual as the residents. See the progress on the interior restoration of the bridge once known as Promenade Hall. Watch artist Yoshiko Yamamoto printing her new Castle Green woodblock print.
A complimentary Mother’s Day photo of your group!
Tour and Tea Combo $85 per person, noon seating
Come early and enjoy a full service sit-down tea in the Ballroom complete with classic tea sandwiches, salad, scones, pastries, dessert, seasonal tea and a keepsake for Mom. Presented by Tea Rose Garden and Perfect Equation Catering. Advanced reservations required.
Reserve tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets. All proceeds benefit the ongoing restoration of the Castle Green.
Please note the antique elevator will not be in service during the event. We are disabled accessible in all rooms of the first floor including tea service, restrooms, sunroom, Grand Salon, Moorish and Turkish rooms, lobby, library and ballroom as well as front veranda and lawn. A ramp is located via the back driveway. Please contact us if you would like more information.
The Castle Green is located at 99 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, California 91105 in Old Pasadena. Gates open at 1:00 p.m. You can arrive at your convenience through 5:00 p.m. Tickets available day of at the gate. Hope to see you at the Castle!
There are two Public Parking structures available. Both structures offer 90 minutes free; $6 maximum. Street parking in the area requires coins.
School House Parking Structure
33 E Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Del Mar Station Parking
230 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
*This is also a Metro stop.
For further information and tour volunteering opportunity, call (626) 824-8482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Castle Tour photos below by Thomas Holaday