Sunnylands Tours December

Experience the 200-acre Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, California, with its iconic architecture, secluded setting, and stunning gardens. The historic house is a midcentury masterpiece with Mayan influences. The 25,000-square-foot residence was completed in 1966.  Famed architect A. Quincy Jones designed the home, which interior designers William Haines and Ted Graber decorated in the Hollywood Regency style.  The home is surrounded by landscaped grounds, eleven lakes, a tennis court, and a nine-hole golf course designed by the legendary Dick Wilson. The entire property was restored prior to its opening to the public in 2012.

There are several types of tours at Sunnylands:

Historic House Tour
A guided, interior 90-minute tour where guests are informed about the rare paintings, sculptures and other works of art on display in the home, as well as the world-famous 20th-century entertainers and politicians who visited the estate. 

Open-Air Experience
A 45-minute shuttle ride throughout the 200-acre estate. The tour features Sunnylands’ landscape, outdoor sculpture, nine-hole golf course, and sustainability efforts. This tour brings guests to the doorstep of the historic house, but inside access is not permitted.

Birding on the Estate
Join an experienced local birder for this 90-minute birding tour on the estate. Discover the variety of resident and migratory birds on the estate. This tour does not include access to the historic house.

Walking Tours
Meet a knowledgeable guide and take a leisurely walk onto the estate. This 60-minute walk focuses on the history of Sunnylands, the Annenbergs and their guests, midcentury modern architecture, and design. This tour includes close-up views of the exterior of the historic house but does not include inside access.

The Mission

Bringing key figures for respectful discussions to resolve problems, overcome difficulties, and find solutions to world challenges has been a decades-long tradition. Sunnylands has hosted international leaders and innovative experts of diverse backgrounds, from both the public and private sectors, to engage in dialogues that advance the key mission established by the Trust –“to promote world peace and facilitate international agreement.”