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The Huntington offers free admission on the first Thursday of every month, but have to be requested ahead of time either online or by calling 800-838-3006. Founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, the Huntington is not only a library with a collection of rare books and manuscripts but also has a vast collection of art, and botanical gardens.

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The Huntington Library has one of the largest and most complete libraries on British and American history and literature in the United States. The library includes around 6 million items in all. A fair amount of these items are on display for the general public, with the rest restricted for scholars and staff.

The Huntington Art Gallery houses a magnificent collection of 18th- and 19th-century British and French art. The permanent collection is spread across three separate galleries on the Huntington grounds. Some of the amazing artwork displayed in the galleries include: Mary Cassatt’s Breakfast in Bed, Frederic Edwin Church’s Chimborazo, and Edward Hopper’s The Long Leg. However there is a fourth space, the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery that houses the temporary exhibits.

Covering more than 120-acres, the Botanical Gardens are a constantly changing exhibit of color and life. The Desert Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden, and the Chinese garden are just a few of the more than a dozen separate gardens that are apart of the collection at The Huntington.

Find out more information about The Huntington at: http://www.huntington.org

For more information about The Huntington's Free Day click here.

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