If you are a fan of Lucille Ball, the Lucy-Desi Museum should be high on your bucket list to visit. Located in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY, the museum features some wonderful displays highlighting I Love Lucy and the shows stars. The facilities are divided into two sections.
The Lucy-Desi Museum’s West Gallery features the lives and histories of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. You’ll see a number of family portraits, furniture, clothing, and other relics. Make sure not to miss Lucille Balls 1972 Mercedes Benz.
The East Gallery of the museum features displays and memorabilia from I Love Lucy. The main highlight of this section is the recreated sets of both the Ricardo’s apartment as well as the Hollywood Hotel set used in seasons 4 and 5.
The museum features a large collection of awards, collectibles, and even equipment used to film the show.
You will also be able to see a number of costumes worn on I Love Lucy throughout it’s run. In addition, the museum has a number of props used on the show as well.
If you’d like to step into one of the most famous scenes in the show, you can record your very own commercial of Vitameatavegamin. Pick up the prop bottle and read the script as you recreate the famous Lucy scene.
An unusual and unique item on display is the I Love Lucy bedroom set. This set was produced and sold as the official bedroom set of the show, despite the fact that it didn’t resemble the show’s set at all.
Make sure you check out the cute icons on the bathroom doors of the Lucy-Desi Museum!
Jamestown has a lot of other Lucille Ball-related locations to check out, including her birthplace, childhood home, and grave. Check out my page about Jamestown here.