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Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum

Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum

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2 W 3rd St, Jamestown, New York

The Basics

Also known as both the Lucy Desi Museum and the Lucille Ball Museum, this shrine to the stars of I Love Lucy is a must for fans of pop culture. Book tickets in advance and enjoy easy access to one of the city’s top attractions, before visiting the neighboring National Comedy Center—tickets often combine entry to the two for a convenient and comprehensive look at American comedy.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Jamestown

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Golden Girls
Debbie_F, Aug 2021
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum Admission
Learning about their early years. What a smart business woman Lucy was and Desi with the production of their show.
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For any Lucy or Desi fan!
Kalah, Aug 2021
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum Admission
It was so delightful to see Lucy & Desi’s life through all their memorabilia. It was a treat to see the studios in full color!
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Memories
schultzk518, Nov 2019
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum Admission
Childhood memories were brought back to light- it was a wonderful feeling remembering the past and know watching the Lucy shows was a family gathering.
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I am a huge I Love Lucy fan....so...
Jill S, May 2016
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum Admission
I am a huge I Love Lucy fan....so getting to finally go to this museum was a thrill. The museum had wonderful artifacts from Lucy and Desi's life, actual sets from the show, tons of information about the show and the staff that worked at both parts of the museum were pleasant and very helpful.
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If you are a fan of I Love Lucy...
Peter D, Aug 2016
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum Admission
If you are a fan of I Love Lucy, you'll definitely enjoy this place! The replica sets are the highlight of the museum. Artifacts and costumes are also very cool to see. It is not that big, so the longest you can spend in there is about 30 mins to an hour. Gift shop is nice with wide variety, but it is pricey. Would have liked to have seen more options for souvenirs for children.
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the town and the people are genuine...
William D, Nov 2015
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum Admission
the town and the people are genuine. I will be sure to tell family and friends about this experience. the young lady at the local theater was magnificent for taking the time to explain the history and the future of the art world in Jamestown.
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the tour was absolutely fantastic...
Paul J, Mar 2016
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum Admission
the tour was absolutely fantastic and worth every penny spent, we had a great time and would enjoy going again
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if your a fan it is a great place. We...
Linda C, Sep 2016
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum Admission
if your a fan it is a great place. We enjoyed ourselves
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We enjoyed our time in...
Frank T, Jul 2016
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum Admission
We enjoyed our time in Jamestown. The Museums were amazing.
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The tour brought back many happy...
Samuel G, Oct 2015
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum Admission
The tour brought back many happy memories of watching I Love Lucy.
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Great museum! Every Lucy fan should go...
Megan G, Oct 2016
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum Admission
Great museum! Every Lucy fan should go here at least once in their lifetime.
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Loved it. Wish we hadn't had to rush...
Connie C, Oct 2016
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum Admission
Loved it. Wish we hadn't had to rush due to the 2 hour parking

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Mega fans of Lucille Ball can combine a stop at the museum with a hometown tour of wider Jamestown.

  • There’s an on-site gift shop.

  • Children under 5 enter for free, while those under 17 enter for a reduced fee.

  • There’s free parking available at the nearby National Comedy Center lot.

  • The Lucille Ball Museum is wheelchair-friendly; there’s an accessible restroom in the next building.

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How to Get There

Situated in Jamestown, New York, the Lucille Ball Museum is easily accessible from surrounding states and is best reached by private vehicle. Once there, you can park for free in the National Comedy Center lot on a first-come, first-served basis. Metered street parking is also available.

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When to Get There

The Lucille Ball Museum is typically open from 10am to 5pm on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The museum is always closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, with slightly reduced hours on Sunday. Visit midweek for a quieter experience and to explore the exhibits with fewer crowds.

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I Love Lucy

Often considered one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, I Love Lucy ran from 1951 to 1957 and has since been syndicated around the world. It followed the exploits of Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball), her husband Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz), and their friends Ethel and Fred Mertz (Vivian Vance and William Frawley).

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