Our fourth tour was at the Heritage Square
Museum, about three miles north of down- town Los Angeles at 3800 Homer
Street. The museum is a gravel street along which eight historic Victorian
Era structures have been placed. The buildings were saved from the wrecking
ball over a period of years and arranged on the site as they would be in a
neighborhood of the time, from the Civil War to the early 20th century.
history of the development of the Los Angeles region, including the San
Fernando Valley, is told by the buildings (furnished with period pieces),
text and photo display boards, and tour guides who take you through several
The museum is open Fridays,
Saturdays, Sundays, and most holiday Mondays from 12 to 5 p.m. (this may vary
from October to March). Guided tours depart frequently. Admission is $10
for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for children from 6 to 12 years of age.
Children under 6 are free when accompanied by an adult. Call 323-225-2700
for the latest information.
The pictures here and on page 2 follow the
tour route clockwise from house to house, just as in the Heritage Square
website found with the link above. If you have the area on your computer
screen, open this site and view it side by side with these photos to read
the interesting history of each house in their "Online Tour".
not, then flip back and forth between these pages and those of the on the
Heritage House tour.