A living history museum reflecting the settlement and development of Southern California from the Civil War to the early 20th Century, Heritage Square Museum offers visitors a look into the everyday lives of Southern Californians during the first one hundred years of statehood. Guided tours of the museum are supplemented by special events, such as Museums of the Arroyo Day®, which take our guests back in time to the era where electricity was a novelty, a trip to the beach was often a full-weekend activity, and manners were distinctly different from those of today. From the simplicity of the Octagon House to the opulence of the 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 and Southern California. See how architecture not only reflected their personalities, but in many ways help define their societies.
Our principal goals are to promote and ensure the preservation of local heritage, history, and architecture for the communities of Los Angeles to learn from and cherish for generations to come. We achieve these objectives through several means: by providing quality educational and enriching programs to our public; by being a leader in historic preservation in the Los Angeles community; and by providing a safe haven for the rich architectural heritage that exists in the City and County of Los Angeles. Heritage Square Museum is the perfect setting for weddings, photography sessions and commercial film* productions. The beautiful grounds and flower gardens as well as the stunning architecture details of our historic buildings create a wonderful and romantic setting for both portrait photography and studio filming. Heritage Square Museum allows most portrait photography during the business week and before museum operating hours on weekends. For more information please contact John Kearns for more information!
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