Luther Burbank Home & Garden
The Burbank Home is a modified Greek Revival house occupied by Luther Burbank from 1884 to 1906. He had another home built across Tupper Street in 1906, which was removed in the late 1960s for other development. After Burbank's death in 1926, the new occupants made several additions and improvements to the structure, whose tastes are now reflected in the structures' present appearance and furnishings.
The Carriage House was originally a place to store carriages and horse tack, and was renovated in 1986 as a museum. The building accommodates exhibits relating to Luther Burbank's life and work, a gift shop, and the tour registration desk. An original cupola atop the building was replicated in 1989.
Designed and built by Luther Burbank in 1889, the Greenhouse provides changing exhibits, and includes a replica of his office which contains many of his tools.
Docent-led tours begin every half-hour with the last tour beginning at 3:30 p.m. The tour includes a brief description of Luther Burbank's life, an overview of his best-known plant developments, a look inside his greenhouse, and a walk through the Burbank home with its original furnishings and memorabilia. A small admission fee is charged for the tour.
Time Period Represented: Early 20th century
Hours Open: 10:00am - 4:00 pm
Visitor Fees: General Admission: free
Seasons Open: April-October