How to Get to MOTA Day

There are many ways to get to MOTA Day!

The MOTA museums are conveniently located off the 210 and 110 freeways in Pasadena and Los Angeles. 

Heritage Square is located just north of downtown off of the Pasadena (110) at the Avenue 43 exit; Gamble House and Pasadena Museum of History are located off of the Ventura (134) freeway on either side of Orange Grove, north of Walnut Avenue. The other museums are located between these two points.

Parking will be available on the surrounding streets around each museum.; there is limited parking at the Los Angeles Police Museum’s parking lot. Please note parking at Heritage Square: There is NO PARKING ON HOMER STREET near Heritage Square. Walkers can use front entrance of Heritage Square, but there is no parking on Homer or the adjacent dirt lot. Heritage Square has a back gate at 3515 Pasadena Avenue and visitors can park nearby, or use ride share to enter the museum from there.


You can easily reach MOTA Day by taking the Gold Line and exiting the train at the Heritage Square stop.


Our southern Highland Park museums — Heritage Square and Lummis Home — are within walking distance of each other. Download our Highland Park walking map for directions.

Likewise, our Pasadena museums — The Gamble House and Pasadena Museum of History — are virtually across the street from each other.


NOTE: The Highland Park Shuttle DOES NOT stop at Heritage Square. 

Museums of the Arroyo Day will have a continuous shuttle loop. There will be shuttles operating between the Gamble House/Pasadena Museum of History and Los Angeles Police Historical Museum and the Lummis Home/Heritage Square. NOTE: The Highland Park shuttle does NOT stop at Heritage Square. Museum-goers must walk to Heritage Square from Lummis Home, a few short walk.

Download our Shuttle Service/Parking map for directions. Please plan accordingly.

Remember, MOTA Day is from noon to 5 p.m. with last museum entrance at 4pm.
When making plans to visit, arrange your time appropriately. We advise you visit no more than three museums on MOTA Day!

Please note: Many of these historic museums have limited accessibility for handicapped individuals. Please check with each museum’s website for additional information.

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