Historical Sites

Tours (guided and self-guided) and workshops, plus yearly family events and living history programs. School and scout tours are available. 

 

Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
Tours every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday and on the first Thursday and Friday of the month. Free admission.
(310) 603-0088
18127 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez
www.dominguezrancho.org

 

Drum Barracks Civil War Museum
Guided tours only. Closed Monday and Friday. $5, suggested donation.
(310) 548-7509
1052 Banning Blvd., Wilmington
www.drumbarracks.org

 

Heritage Hill Historical Park 

Historic interpretive center, Serrano Ranch Adobe, El Toro Grammar School from 1890 and St. George’s Mission.
(949) 923-2230
25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest
www.ocparks.com/historic/heritage

 

Heritage Museum of OC
Blacksmith shop, a rancho home, the Kellogg House and gardens. Closed Monday – Thursday. Admission: $5-7.
(714) 540-0404
3101 W. Harvard St., Santa Ana
www.heritagemuseumoc.org

 

Homestead Museum
Guided tours only. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Free admission; donations welcome.
(626) 968-8492
15415 E. Don Julian Road, City of Industry
www.homesteadmuseum.org

 

Mission San Juan Capistrano
Admission: $7-10 and includes audio tour. Check website for events and programs.
(949) 234-1300
26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano
www.missionsjc.com

 

Pio Pico Historic Park Adobe
Closed Monday – Friday. Free admission and parking.
(562) 695-1217
6003 Pioneer Blvd., Whittier
www.tinyurl.com/piopicohistoricpark

 

Point Fermin Lighthouse
Guided tours. Closed Mondays. Free admission; donations requested.
(310) 241-0684
807 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro
www.pointferminlighthouse.org

 

Rancho Los Alamitos
Closed Monday and Tuesday. Free admission.
(562) 431-3541
6400 E. Bixby Hill Road, Long Beach
www.rancholosalamitos.org

 

Rancho Los Cerritos
Closed Monday and Tuesday. Free admission and tours.
(562) 206-2040
4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach
www.rancholoscerritos.org

 

The Banning Museum
1864 mansion and 20 acres of grounds. Closed Monday and Friday. Admission, $1-5.
(310) 548-7777
401 East M St., Wilmington
www.thebanningmuseum.org