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Address: 223 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6310
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+1 760-323-8297

Built in 1884, this historic home was built for the first permanent white...

Built in 1884, this historic home was built for the first permanent white settler and is today the oldest building in Palm Springs.

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Very interesting place!

This looks like nothing from the outside but is really rich with historical flavor inside. Lovely docent with lots of stories to tell. Very well maintained. What an interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This looks like nothing from the outside but is really rich with historical flavor inside. Lovely docent with lots of stories to tell. Very well maintained. What an interesting family!

Thank dondedieu
Riverside, California
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2,148 reviews
706 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 490 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

There are several historical buildings all co-located at the heart of downtown and this is one of the best. Well worth taking the time to enjoy this freebie when it's open.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Big Bear Lake, California
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149 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is a free attractions. The two oldest houses are located here and the headquarters of the P.S. Historical Society. Both houses have museums. During the season there are walking tours that you can enjoy to learn more of the history of P.S. Best deal in town!!!!!

Thank Kathy L
Palm Springs, California
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473 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Smack dab in the middle of the downtown village and worth seeing as a counterpoint to all the tourist shops of today. This is the home of the P S Histiric Society and the displays provide a vivid view into lives of the pioneers who settled here.

1 Thank CaFrancophile
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1,134 reviews
835 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 665 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

The sign on the door says it is closed until late October. It shares the address with the Palm Springs Historical Society and it is very close to Ruddy's General Store. We visited June 18, 2015 and will plan to return in peak-season so we can visit the museum.

Thank on_the_go_98765
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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650 reviews
307 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015

The McCallum House and Museum offers a window into the life of Pearl McCallum and her huge impact on the early days of Palm Springs. In the house are numerous exhibits and artifacts from old Palm Spring as well as pictures and posters. Leave ample time to review the pictures of old Palm Springs.There are pictures of Pearl McCallum with... More 

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127 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2013

We visited in March 2013; this attraction is located in a little square just off of South Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs; it is part of a collection of small historical sites all located in what is called the Village Green area. Admission is by donation ($1.00) and is by far the most interesting of several exhibits. You will... More 

6 Thank VancouverLL
Lancaster, California
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2012 via mobile

The house had all antique items. I mean the real deal. These were actual items from that era. The home was decorated as if the lady of the house in 1901 had just left for the day. It was very realistic. I was very surprised to know that the original frame and original hard wood floors were still standing and... More 

5 Thank csthreatt
Summerland, Canada
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48 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2012

Interesting information about the beginning of Palm Springs and its development. We would recommend this.

1 Thank Helen564

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