Last updated: 12/5/2010
Cherry Valley, California
Street Address
9401 Oak Glen Road
Cherry Valley, CA 92223
Mailing Address
9401 Oak Glen Road
Cherry Valley, CA 92223
phone: 951-845-2626
fax: 951-845-2628
Sunday, Thursday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
We are closed most County Holidays. Additional hours and days are offered for special bus or group tours. Reservations are required for all special tours.
$5.00 perperson children under 12 are free
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Teresa Gallavan, Museum Superviser
phone: 951-845-2626
Terri Bowen, Assistant Supervisor
Maggie Watherbee, Museum Curator
Baljit Toor, Museum Assistant
Laura Reisner, Office Assistant
Ralana Gurney, Museum Assistant

The staff and docents also provide school tours. We invite teachers and students to discover the Edward-Dean Museum. Visiting students will enrich their knowledge of natural science, mathematics, and cultural diversity. School tours are by appointment only and are FREE. The Edward-Dean Museum has several programs for children which may interest you. These tours and presentations also cater to many grade levels and may be given on our grounds or at your school.

The Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens is the perfect venue for your beautiful wedding. We can assist you with those important plans to make it a perfect day. Saturday dates available are indicated below plus rate specials are offered for Friday or Sunday reservations.

Rental Information: With sixteen acres of stunning beauty and tranquility nestled in picturesque Cherry Valley, the Edward-Dean Museum and Gardens is the ideal location for weddings and receptions, banquets, retirements, concerts, and other events. For additional information and to request a packet be mailed to you, please call 951.845.2626

Take a Tour of the Edward-Dean Museum: Make the museum your own personal museum by taking a guided group tour. The friendly staff and docents at the Edward-Dean Museum will guide you in and out of the museum showing you the many cultural treasures hidden in the picturesque setting of Cherry Valley. Guided tours are by appointment only and are $5 per person and non-guided walk-through tours are $3.


The Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens opened in 1958 and was founded by Edward Eberle and Dean Stout. The museum features late 16th to early 19th century European & Asian Decorative Arts. Dean Stout designed the interior spaces of the museum to create a home-like atmosphere with the intent to share with the visitor a first-hand experience of the ambiance of the time period. The museum and its 16-acre campus originally came under the County in 1964.

Artifact Collections

Seven galleries filled with 16th through 19th century European and oriental art pieces and about 3000 books in the library from 1700 to 2000.

Research Collections

Seven galleries filled with 16th through 19th century European and oriental art pieces and about 3000 books in the library from Reference library books from 1700-2000 .Most of the books are related to the art in the collection.

Educational Programs

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On July 1, 1999, the Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens was shifted to the Riverside County Economic Development Agency.


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: Yes


Wheelchair Accessible




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