‘I Love Lucy’ is widely regarded as one of the greatest sitcoms in the history of television. Tour the museum dedicated to the show’s success in star Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, N.Y. Admission to the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum proudly displays the show’s costumes, memorabilia, photographs and much more, including re-creations of sets and educational exhibits highlighting the lives and careers of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, one of the most influential couples in American comedy. It’s an absolute must-see for fans of the show.
Admission to the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum
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Learn about the comedy duo’s life together and their contribution to American television
See a re-creation of the New York City apartment from their show I Love Lucy
Listen to excerpts of Desi Arnaz’s autobiography
See props, costumes and sets from the show, including the suite where Lucy performed with Harpo Marx
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum Admission
Food and drinks (available for purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
What To Expect
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum
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Service animals allowed
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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My memorable day with Lucy❤
Diana_M, Apr 2023
The people who work there it was an amazing experience! The place was clean and accesible to all ages. I am already planning to come back again.!!
I loved everything about...
Jewel_H, Sept 2022
I loved everything about it. I have been a fan for decades. Highly recommend visiting. The customer service was great . Driving through to NH. It was well worth the extra driving.
I am still in all of the...
BARBARA_L, Aug 2022
I am still in all of the experience that I had at the museum. It has been three days and I can see everything vividly and I’m excited about having been able to see it and I am so thankful that whoever did the museum put it together it’s so precise and so thorough and it was just a pleasure just a real pleasure. If I had the chance or when I have a chance I will go back and visit it again it is mesmerizing.
Paula_D, Aug 2022
This is our fourth trip to this museum and each time that we have come, there is always more to see! We brought my daughter’s 68 year old uncle to see this museum for the first time, since he is a huge “I Love Lucy” fan. He enjoyed his first visit tremendously! He was very impressed with how much memorabilia there was, and how very well done the museum set up was.
My daughter is leaving home to attend her first year of college, and we have all been extremely sad to see her go. However, being at the Lucy/Desi Museum helped to put smiles on our faces, and brought us happiness for that day! We were so thankful that we were able to get to Jamestown, New York before our lives begin to change and also before our hectic week ahead! Thank you all for helping to bring so much joy into people’s lives! We will continue to keep visiting the Lucy/Desi Museum for many years to come!
Seeing what else Lucy did...
Michael_L, July 2022
Seeing what else Lucy did throughout her career. People at gift shop were nice. Seeing original writing
JAMES_W, May 2022
We enjoyed it all . We love Lucy. Just watched Stone Pillow hope she got an oscar for it. Was very moving showed how homeless cope
It was a great experience!! The museum is a hidden treasure for all those who grew up with Lucy.
Susan_N, Apr 2022
I loved seeing the costumes and pictures. Loved her car!! ❤️ I enjoyed shopping in the gift shop and I purchased a Christmas ornament! I hope the will add on more of her personal items to the museum. We went to her grave. Now that was a little disappointing. You can not see her names on the graves. It is in need of attention!
Adam_W, Apr 2022
Everything was fantastic! From the staff to the museum itself. My wife especially loved everything. Thanks!
Surprise info of Lucille Ball.
Judith_J, Mar 2022
Lots of memories watching Lucille ball as a child. So funny! Love the set recreations. Didn’t realize she encouraged carol burnett, another icon of comedy. So cool her studio produced Star Trek .
It took a nine hour drive...
Karen_D, Feb 2022
It took a nine hour drive to get to Jamestown. Going to the Lucy/Desi museum was worth the drive! The museum was totally AMAZING!! I could've spent many more hours there. Unfortunately, my feet started to give out. If you do go, be sure to wear very comfortable shoes. Be sure to stop by for a great & educational time.
Debbie_F, Aug 2021
Learning about their early years. What a smart business woman Lucy was and Desi with the production of their show.
For any Lucy or Desi fan!
Kalah_S, Aug 2021
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!
Karen_S, Nov 2019
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.
We had a lovely trip to James town...
mary w, Oct 2017
We had a lovely trip to James town and this museum..last monday...street parking was free for 2hours and staff friendly and helpful. The museum's were next to each other and gave a good insight into the personal and professional lives of these talented folk.many happy funny and enjoyable times were evoked during the morning.it was good to see original doors furniture arrangements film clips and costumes from that era and to know that Lucy's daughter takes a keen interest in the museum still.
Thank you for preserving memoirs of these lovely talented folk.this museum is much to be recommended to all who would like a similar sentimental journey
We never got to see the Museum and...
wench, Aug 2017
We never got to see the Museum and it was not from the want of trying. We caught a taxi showed him our paper work with the address 10 West 3rd Street Jamestown NY when the taxi let us out he said this is it and we were up and down streets in the rain by this time. I rang them and they said it was a big brown building and there was a big brown building just not the right brown building and finally went into a shop where we spoke to the owner and he googled the Museum for us and told us it was about six hours away form NY. Because we were not from the States I tried to tell Viator they should put NY State not NY as we wasted time and money looking for the Museum which I would loved to have visited with a bit more info would have been great.
Great museum! Every Lucy fan should go...
Megan G, Oct 2016
Great museum! Every Lucy fan should go here at least once in their lifetime.
Loved it. Wish we hadn't had to rush...
Connie C, Oct 2016
Loved it. Wish we hadn't had to rush due to the 2 hour parking
After being so disappointed that the...
Peter W, Sept 2016
After being so disappointed that the Lucy museum closed at Universal Florida, I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd get the opportunity to visit Lucy's birthplace and the Lucille Ball Dezi Arnaz Museum.
We've just returned from a stunning visit and an experience that will remain a lifelong memory.
The museum takes you back to childhood and remembering how brilliantly talented and funny Lucy was and that Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel have such a valuable place in our hearts.
Without the museum this would all be lost and generations would miss out in understanding where today's comedians learnt their trade!
Having Lucie Arnaz narrating your journey through both parts is exceptional, nice touch.
Highly recommended along with looking for the Murals close by!
if your a fan it is a great place. We...
Linda C, Sept 2016
if your a fan it is a great place. We enjoyed ourselves
If you are a fan of I Love Lucy...
Peter D, Aug 2016
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.