Guided Exterior Tour

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Reservations are currently available through December 23rd. The House will be closed December 24th, however we have an additional day of visits available on Thursday, December 22nd.

New reservations for the weeks of December 26th and January 2nd will be released on WEDNESDAY, December 21st at 12pm PT. Please note, we will be closed on December 26th and January 2nd, and other holiday hours may apply. 

**Please note that Booking Calendar dates displayed as “booked’ are FULLY BOOKED and currently we cannot accommodate additional reservations. Due to the high volume of requests, sadly we cannot respond to all inquiries.***

We continue to closely monitor news related to the COVID-19 outbreak. As we respond to this challenging environment, we will update you on our website banner/social media/blogs. The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our top priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Visit the Eames House today! Get an up-close look into the Eames’ celebration of life, art, and work. Join us for a 90-minute visit: you will enjoy a guided exterior tour packed with information on the history of the Eameses, their home and the site, as well as free time to explore the grounds or ask more questions. Various curtains and windows will be open during your visit so you may view into the house. We think you will be pleasantly surprised at how much you can see of Charles and Ray’s living and working spaces through the windows.

  • $30 Per Adult
  • $10 Per Student (Current ID must be shown upon arrival for students 8 and over)
  • Free for ages 7 and under
  • If your group includes 10 or more visitors, please complete our group visit form and we’ll do our best to coordinate your visit. Please be aware that only 20 visitors are allowed on site at any time.
  • All visitors must agree to abide by our Covid-19 Safety Protocols.

How To Book Your Guided Exterior Tour:

Hours: Currently, tours are scheduled Mondays at 2:30 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. We are currently closed to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. We appreciate your patience as we begin reopening. Please note that additional dates and times will be added regularly.

Booking a Tour: To visit, please use the below booking calendar. Bookings for exterior visits are recommended at least 48 hours in advance. Please note that Booking Calendar dates displayed as “booked” are FULLY BOOKED and currently, we cannot accommodate additional reservations. Dates that are still open to booking will display the number of available spots. As of Wednesday, September 14th, new reservations will be released every other Wednesday at 12pm PT.

Payment is due at time of booking. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or date exchanges will be issued, except when the site is closed in response to elevated fire or Covid-19 concerns.

For the safety of the staff and others, please reschedule your visit if you have been in contact with any person who has or may have contracted Covid-19 in the last 2 weeks, even if it is the day of the tour.

Your visit is not confirmed until you receive your receipt of payment in your confirmation email, or hear directly back from the Eames Foundation Staff. If you have questions or difficulties, you may reach us at (310) 459-9663 or visitorinfo@eamesfoundation.org.

Before you arrive, please download our Visitor Flyer for reference during your visit.

Visitor Guidelines:

You are visiting a National Historical Landmark located on private grounds. Currently special Covid-19 restrictions apply for the safety of staff and visitors. All Covid protocols are current as of November 2022. Please help us care for Charles and Ray’s home by respecting the directions of our staff and by following these guidelines during your visit:

  1. Masks (not bandanas, gaiters, etc.) and social distancing are required.
  2. All visitors 12 and older must attest to being vaccinated.
  3. Reservations are required. NO DROP-INS PERMITTED.
  4. No interior photographs are permitted. Exterior photos are for personal use only, not for publication of any kind.
  5. No parking at the House; do not drive down the private drive. The drive is narrow without room for parking or turning around. The nearest public parking is on a nearby street named Corona del Mar. Remember, this is public parking so do not leave any valuables in your car while you are visiting the Eames House. See Directions for parking details.
  6. The Eames House is ALL the way at the end of the private way. Please respect our neighbors and do not knock or ring doorbells.
  7. Children must not be left unattended.
  8. No smoking allowed anywhere on the property. No eating on the grounds.
  9. There are no restroom facilities available for visitors.

WARNING: You are visiting the House and grounds at your own risk. This historic site sits on a bluff with steep slopes: stay clear of the edge. It is a natural terrain: pay attention to your footing as there are many level changes.

Reservations are currently available through December 23rd. The House will be closed December 24th, however we have an additional day of visits available on Thursday, December 22nd.

New reservations for the weeks of December 26th and January 2nd will be released on WEDNESDAY, December 21st at 12pm PT. Please note, we will be closed on December 26th and January 2nd, and other holiday hours may apply. 

**Please note that Booking Calendar dates displayed as “booked’ are FULLY BOOKED and currently we cannot accommodate additional reservations. Due to the high volume of requests, sadly we cannot respond to all inquiries.***