Heritage Square Museum is a living history museum that explores the settlement and development of Southern California during its first 100 years of statehood.
If you’ve driven the 110 Pasadena Freeway, you must have seen the Victorian homes on the East side of the parkway. And, like many visitors wondered why these beautiful homes are there. Well… that’s where you’ll find the eight historic structures located at the museum, constructed during the Victorian Era. These houses were saved from demolition and serve as a perfect background to educate the public about the everyday lives of Southern Californians from the close of the 19th Century into the
early decades of the 20th Century. From the simplicity of the Longfellow-Hastings Octagon House to the opulence of the William Perry Mansion, the Museum provides a unique look at the lifestyles of the people who contributed so much to the development of modern Los Angeles.
READ MORE: History and Background of the Museum
17th Annual Holiday Lamplight Celebration
At the Heritage Square Museum, experience the past become the present among Victorian homes lit by the aura of lamplights.
It all takes place on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, 2011, 4:00 at Heritage Square Museum’s 17th Annual Holiday Lamplight celebration.
This original, wonderful, living history program, Holiday Lamplight Celebration celebrates the season and Californian history. Guests will experience spectacular holiday festivities in three of the historic homes. Costumed hosts transport visitors from house to house where the past meets the present to enjoy music, dancing, singing and more holiday cheer. Additionally, guests may listen to classic Christmas tales from a “special visitor” and shop for unique holiday gifts in the Museum Store.
Evening tours begin at 4:00 PM and continue through 8:30 PM. This is a special event, therefore special event ticket prices are in affect, advanced reservations are required as space on the tours is limited. Tours are approximately one hour in length. Tickets are now on sale. Admission is $20 per Adult and $10 for children 12 to 6. Tickets are non-refundable. The program not suited for children under 6 years of age. Museum members receive a 25% discount on ticket prices. (Number of member discounts incremental by level.) To purchase tickets please call (323) 225-2700 ext. 223.
Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031