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Historical Landmarks

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 and Thursday. Weekend tours are offered on the 2nd and 4th Saturday only. You must have a reservation to visit the museum––no walk-ins. 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. The buildings are open for public access only during a tour. Four free “walk-in” tours are offered weekly for individuals and groups of seven or less on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. 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 – A living history museum that explores the settlement and development of Southern California from the Civil War to early 20th Century. On weekends, 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 guided tours of the historic houses, Friday – Sunday at 12, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Admission is free, except for 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

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. Tours are available by appointment only, Thursday – Sunday. 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 Tuesday – 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

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, special exhibits and more. Read More

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Simi Valley – Walk and explore through the actual Air Force One that flew seven presidents, see a full-size replica of President Reagan’s Oval Office, the Berlin Wall, and 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, such as An American Christmas Story, November 11 – January 8, a brand new 5,000-square-foot exhibit. 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. Tours are offered with advance reservations. Read More

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