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Historical Landmarks

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

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

Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum

Vista – Living history museum featuring many large stationary gas engines, steam engines, tractors, blacksmith shop, model railroad, textile museum, mill museum, sawmill and more. Read More

Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

Rancho Dominguez – Learn about early California history, as it relates to the Dominguez family, homestead adobe, and the Rancho San Pedro, the first Spanish land grant in California. Enjoy guided tours of the Adobe museum and 17 acres of lush gardens and green space. 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. Visitors can tour the courtyard, parlor, armory, barracks room and more. Public tours are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. All visitors must accompany a guided tour. Read More

Heritage Hill Historical Park

Lake Forest – The park’s 4.1 acres include 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. The buildings are open for public access only during a tour. Read More

Heritage Museum of Orange County

Santa Ana – Home to the H. Clay Kellogg House and John Maag Farmhouse. The 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 – A living history museum that explores the settlement and development of Southern California from the Civil War to early 20th Century. On weekends, guided tours take visitors on an exploration of the history, architecture and culture of the eight historic structures on site. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds. Read More

Homestead Museum

City of Industry – Homestead Museum is located in the heart of a former Mexican rancho and offers two historic houses, cemetery, and gardens. The museum is open for free guided tours of the historic houses, Friday to Sunday at 12, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. They are closed the fourth weekend of the month. 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. Admission is free. Read More

Mendez Historic Freedom Trail and Monument

Westminster- Trail and monument telling the story of the landmark Mendez vs. Westminster case, which led to the desegregation of schools in California. Two mile trail with interactive panels using augmented reality. 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

Pío Pico State Historic Park

Whittier – The five-acre park includes historic gardens and the restored adobe home of Pío Pico, the governor of Alta California in 1832, and again in 1846. Enjoy picnics in the park, bird watching, and exploring the 15-room adobe with interpretive displays, an horno (bread oven), and a dovecote. Tours are available by appointment only except on weekends. 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 by reservation; 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. Tours of the Ranch House are offered Wednesday – Sunday with reservation. Admission and parking are free. 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. Docent and self-paced tours are offered, plus special events throughout the year, including weekly story times. Read More

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Simi Valley – Walk and explore the actual Air Force One that flew seven presidents, see a full-size replica of President Reagan’s Oval Office, a piece of the Berlin Wall, the F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter and F-14 Tomcat, Marine One Helicopter, M-1 Abrams Tank, and more. Special exhibits are also displayed for a limited time. 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. Advance reservations are no longer required. Read More

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