James Dean Gallery


The privately owned James Dean Gallery has several rooms of memorabilia (bronze busts, photos, clocks, Dean's high-school yearbooks) in an old Victorian home downtown. The owners are a font of local information and are more focused on post-death international collector's items and knickknacks.

There is also a screening room and a small vintage memorabilia shop.

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1. Fairmount Historical Museum

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Fans of actor James Dean should head directly here to see the Hollywood icon's bongo drums and 1955 Triumph Trophy 500, among other artifacts.

2. James Dean Gravesite

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You'll find James Dean's modest, often lipstick-stained gravestone in Park Cemetery on the outskirts of town.

3. James Dean Birth Site Memorial

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Unveiled in 2015, this small memorial to James Dean marks the spot where the house he was born once stood. The House of Seven Gables was demolished in the…