Twilight Interior Tour

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Twilight tours currently unavailable. Fill out request form to join our wait list.

Like you, we are closely monitoring 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.

Enjoy the magic of the Eames House from twilight to sunset. Gain a unique understanding of the house as the colors and light evolve as dusk approaches, while getting an up-close look at the Eameses’ celebration of life, art, and work. Feel how the house and its carefully arranged objects satisfied the Eameses’ original design mandate: to “…aid as background for life in work”.

The private twilight tour walks visitors through the ground level of the house as well as the studio. We allow up to four guests inside at a time; larger group visits may be arranged and are personalized to accommodate timing constraints. The guided tour is roughly 90 minutes long and packed with information on the history of the site, as well as on Charles and Ray.

  • $1,000 for up to 6 adults.
  • We offer tours for larger groups depending upon availability.  Pricing is based on number of visitors.
  • Children 12 and under are not permitted inside the residence.
  • Reservations are required at least one week in advance.

A portion of proceeds help support conservation work under the 250 Year Project.

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How To Reserve a Twilight Interior Tour:

Hours: Start times are based on changing sunset times throughout the year. Appointments are available on Thursdays and Fridays, at which point the start time will be identified. We recommend booking your appointment at least one week in advance in order to avoid disappointment.

Booking a Tour: To check availability for a Twilight Interior Tour, please fill in the below form or call (310) 459-9663. We will contact you within two business days to schedule a date and time.

To reserve your tour time, full payment in advance is required. Payment may be made via credit card by calling us at (310) 459-9663. YOUR VISIT IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL YOUR DEPOSIT IS RECEIVED AT THE EAMES FOUNDATION.

A 100% refund will be provided up to three full business days in advance of the tour (i.e., by midnight PST Wednesday for Monday); no refund or date exchanges will be provided thereafter, except when the site is closed in response to elevated fire or Covid-19 concerns. While unusual, tours may be cancelled due to rain or high winds, in which case, we will provide a refund or reschedule (based on availability).

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.

If you have any questions or to follow up on the status of your request, please call (310) 459-9663 or email us at visitorinfo@eamesfoundation.org.

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. 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.

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