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Historical Sites

Heritage Hill Historical Park

Lake Forest – Four acres includes four restored historic buildings that span the history of the Saddleback Valley and El Toro area from the Mexican Rancho era. Free tours. Read More

Heritage Museum of OC

Santa Ana – Visit a working blacksmith shop, a rancho home, take a walk in the gardens, or experience the Kellogg House, a late example of Queen Anne-style Victorian architecture. Read More

Homestead Museum

City of Industry – Located in the heart of a former Mexican rancho and offers free guided, 45-minute tours of two historic houses. 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- Visit a historic chapel, landmark and museum at the San Juan Capistrano Mission. Guided tours, audio tours, and special tours for 4th graders are available. 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. Guided tours are offered. Read More

Point Fermin Lighthouse

San Pedro – The lighthouse is near many local attractions such as the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, the Cabrillio Marine Aquarium, and the Fort MacArthur Museum. Guided tours are offered. Read More

Rancho Los Alamitos

Long Beach – Seven acre site includes gardens, a ranch house, and barnyard. Tour the ranch house and gardens, plus visit the farm animals (horses, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and rabbits). Read More

Rancho Los Cerritos

Long Beach – Gardens are open Wednesday – Sunday. They also have virtual events, tours, exhibits, and family activities on their website. Read More

The Banning Museum

Wilmington – Home to Phineas Banning, the museum engages visitors in a living-history experience, showing how the family lived, worked, and entertained in the 19th century. Read More