Heritage Square


3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles

Established in 1969, this living history museum tells the story of the development of Southern California – from its earliest days as a small pueblo to the bustling metropolis that over 3 million Southern Californians call home today. Through guided tours of nine historic structures and an ever-changing array of exhibits and special events, Heritage Square transports guests back in time to an era when electricity was a novelty, a trip to the beach was often a full-weekend activity, and manners were distinctly different from those of today. 


  • Guests can watch traditional blacksmithing demonstrations.
  • For the “Hidden in Plain Sight” exhibit, Heritage Square encourages visitors to find the gramophone in the Shaw House.
  • Costume docents will be on hand at the historical structures on site.
  • Check out items from Cal State LA library’s special collections.
  • Children can play with Victorian toys, do crafts, and learn about plants and flowers in the Ford House Kitchen garden.
  • “Pump & Splash” will be onsite for water fun.

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