Explore the Annenbergs’ historic winter home—a 25,000 square-foot midcentury modern masterpiece. Walk through the spaces where history took place, including extravagant New Year’s Eve parties, nationally and globally important meetings, and intimate moments spent with the Annenbergs’ family and close friends.
Meet at the Sunnylands main entrance, 37977 Bob Hope Dr., plenty of free parking - Map
Note: Guests ride an electric shuttle to the house; walk and stand for a sustained period inside the home.
Groups of seven are taken on electric shuttles from Sunnylands Center & Gardens to the former winter home of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. A midcentury masterpiece with Mayan influences, the 25,000-square-foot residence was completed in 1966. Famed architect A. Quincy Jones designed the home, which interior designers William Haines and Ted Graber decorated in the Hollywood Regency style. Guides on the 90-minute tour also inform guests about the rare paintings, sculptures and other works of art on display in the home, as well as the world-famous 20th-century entertainers and politicians who visited the estate.
It is recommended you arrive 30 minutes early see the 20-minute movie, “A Place Called Sunnylands,” prior to going on the tour. The movie is shown free to the public every hour and half hour at Sunnylands Center & Gardens.
Refund minus $10 fee only if there is a waitlist.
Optional lunch after the tour on site at the Sunnylands Cafe
Contact Event Leader: Scott Connelly email click here
Health Problems/allergies: Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete this event.