The Banning Museum

Home to Phineas Banning, founder of the city of Wilmington and the “Father of the Port of Los Angeles,” the 23-room house was built in 1864. In 1927, the residence, stagecoach barn, and the surrounding 20 acres of parkland were acquired by the City of Los Angeles and the residence is now a National Historic Landmark.

The Banning Museum engages visitors in a living-history experience, showing how the family lived, worked, and entertained in the 19th century. Take an introductory tour of the residence, Stagecoach Barn, and Improbable Gateway Exhibition.

Docent led tours are available on a first come first served basis. Call to request group tours.

Special events and educational programs available.



The Banning Museum
401 East M Street
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 548-7777