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Historical Landmarks

Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

Rancho Dominguez – Learn about early California history, enjoy guided tours of the Adobe museum, and walk through orchards, rose and cactus gardens. Special events are held throughout the year, including historical reenactments. Read More

Drum Barracks Civil War Museum

Wilmington – The Drum Barracks served as the main staging, training, and supply base for the Union Army and military operation in the Southwest. Tour of the courtyard, parlor, armory, barracks room and more! Open for tours only, by appointment. Read More

Heritage Hill Historical Park

Lake Forest – The park’s 4.1 acres includes four fully-restored and furnished historic buildings that span the early history of the Saddleback Valley and El Toro area: Serrano Adobe, El Toro Grammar School, St. George’s Episcopal Mission and the Harvey Bennett Ranch House. Read More

Heritage Museum of Orange County

Santa Ana – Home to the H. Clay Kellogg House and John Maag Farmhouse. he centerpiece of the museum is a historic plaza featuring several buildings from the 1890s set amid extensive floral gardens and citrus groves. Read More

Heritage Square Museum

Los Angeles – Explore eight historic buildings from the Victorian Era. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds. Read More

Homestead Museum

City of Industry – Located in the heart of a former Mexican rancho, the site offers two historic houses, gardens and one of the oldest private cemeteries in Southern California. Read More

Lincoln Memorial Shrine

Redlands – Museum and research facility dedicated to Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. The memorial commemorates the life of our 16th president with artwork and exhibits. Read More

Mission San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capaistrano – Known as the “Jewel of the Missions” and the birthplace of Orange County, Mission San Juan Capistrano is a historic landmark and museum. Walk through ten acres of museum rooms, exhibits, gardens, fountains, and more.Read More

Pio Pico Historic Park Adobe

Whittier – The five-acre park includes historic gardens and the restored adobe home of Pio Pico, the governor of California in 1832, and again in 1846. Enjoy picnics in the park, bird watching, and exploring the 15-room adobe with interpretive displays, a horno (bread oven), and a dovecote. Read More

Point Fermin Lighthouse

San Pedro – Built in 1874, the Point Fermin Lighthouse was the first navigational light into the San Pedro Bay. Guided tours are offered; call or visit the website for details. Read More

Rancho Los Alamitos

Long Beach – The site includes a ranch house, four acres of lush historic gardens, an interpretive center, and a restored barnyard with livestock including horses, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and rabbits. Read More

Rancho Los Cerritos

Long Beach – Rancho Los Cerritos is a historic site that includes an 1844 adobe home, lush gardens, a research library, and rotating exhibits. Special events are held throughout the year, as well as a summer camp for both elementary- and middle school-aged kids. Read More

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Yorba Linda – Tour Richard Nixon’s original birthplace and boyhood home, Marine One, the presidential helicopter that flew four Presidents, an exact replica of the White House East Room and President Nixon’s Oval Office, Pat Nixon Gardens, the final resting places of President and Mrs. Nixon and more. Read More

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Simi Valley – See the actual Air Force One that flew seven presidents, a full-size replica of President Reagan’s Oval Office, the Berlin Wall, F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter plane, and a new exhibit, FBI: From Al Capone to Al-Qaeda. Read More

The Banning Museum

Wilmington – Learn how families lived, worked, and entertained in the 19th century. Visit the residence built in 1864 and surrounding 20 acres of parkland. Read More