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Tour Partners

To help you explore the history and architecture of L.A. County beyond the Conservancy's own programs, below we list other organizations (by community) whose work aligns with our mission and who provide regularly scheduled tours to the public.

Free tours are noted with an asterisk (*). 

If you’d like to see your organization added to our Tour Partners list, please complete this brief form. You don’t need to be a nonprofit to be listed, but your tours must prominently feature historic places and architecture in Los Angeles County. Tour Partners are added to this list at the Conservancy’s discretion.

If we add your organization, please let us know if any of the information changes so that we can keep your listing up to date. Contact us at info@laconservancy.org.

Communities

Tours

Calabasas

Leonis Adobe Museum 
The Leonis Adobe Museum is a historical monument and living history museum dedicated to restoring, preserving, and sharing California ranch life in the 1880s. 
23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 222-6511

Chinatown

Chinese Historical Society of So Cal
Tour covers the architecture of Chinatown, the temples, historic buildings and sites, and the history of Chinese immigration to Los Angeles.
415 Bernard Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 
(323) 222-0856

Citywide

Architecture Tours L.A.
Offers nearly a dozen different driving tours of various neighborhoods throughout L.A., with two tours focused on specific architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry.
P.O.Box 93134, Los Angeles, CA 90093
(323) 464-7868, ​info@architecturetoursla.com

Downtown Los Angeles

Central Library*
Daily tours of the art and architecture of the historic Central Library. No reservations are necessary for groups of six or less.
630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 228-7168
*Free tour

Las Angelitas Del Pueblo*
A tour of El Pueblo and Olvera Street, and their statues, museums, and numerous historic buildings, dating back to when California was under Spanish rule.
130 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-1274
*Free tour

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena
The venerable Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is now offering guided, self-guided, and private Coliseum Historic Tours to the public.
3939 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037
(213) 747-7111

Los Angeles State Historic Park*
Public tours of the Los Angeles State Historic Park, also known as The Cornfields, once the site of Yang-na, the Zanja Madre, and the Southern Pacific River Station.
1245 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 
(323) 441-8819

MONA's Neon Cruise
The Museum of Neon Art's narrated nighttime tour of neon from Downtown L.A. through Hollywood and neighborhoods in between in an open-top double-decker bus.
P.O. Box 631, Glendale, CA 91209
(213) 489-9918

Glendale

Alex Theatre*
Throughout the year, the historic Alex Theatre opens its doors for a free backstage public tour. Get an overview of the venue's eighty-two year history, architecture, restoration process, and current activities and programs.
216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 243-ALEX (2539)
*Free tour

Highland Park

Heritage Square Museum 
Heritage Square was founded to save two of the last residential structures from Bunker Hill. Eight buildings now stand on the site, helping to tell the story of L.A.'s early development.
3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 225-2700

Highland Park Heritage Trust
This tour explores the rich and varied architectural and social history of the Sycamore Grove area of Highland Park, one of Los Angeles’ oldest neighborhoods.
P.O. Box 50894, Los Angeles, CA 90050
(323) 908-4127

Lummis Home*
The Lummis Home, built between 1898 and 1910 by author and editor Charles Lummis, is constructed of boulders from the Arroyo and features a magnificent water-wise garden.
Historical Society of Southern California
200 E Avenue 43, Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 460-5632
*Free tour

Hollywood

Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House
The Hollyhock House is Wright's first Los Angeles project. Completed in 1921, it represents his earliest efforts to develop a regionally appropriate style of architecture for Southern California.
Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-6269

Hollywood Heritage Inc. 
A 3-1/2 hour tour given each Saturday at 9 a.m., covering Hollywood's beginnings, Golden Era, and today's rebirth of the world's entertainment capital. 
P.O. Box 2586, Hollywood, CA 90078
(323) 465-6716

La Cañada Flintridge

Lanterman House 
Lanterman House is a unique 1915 Arts and Crafts residence; it features restored interiors, original furnishings, and historical exhibits amid 1.5 acres of period gardens.
4420 Encinas Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 790-1421

Long Beach

Bembridge Heritage Homesite
The Bembridge House (1906) is an example of late Queen Anne Victorian architecture and considered by many to be the most significant residential historic landmark in the City of Long Beach. 
953 N. Park Circle Drive, Long Beach, CA 90809 
(562) 493-7019

Rancho Los Alamitos*
Over 1,500 years of history, a sprawling ranch house, and four acres of nationally significant historic gardens make the rancho a perfect reflection of Southern California.
6400 E. Bixby Hill Road, Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 431-3541
*Free tour

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site*
Built in 1844, the adobe and grounds echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican, and American California, and the families who helped transform the region. 
4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach, CA 90807 
(562) 570-1755
*Free tour

Mar Vista 

Mar Vista Historical Society
Three tours are offered: Ocean Park Heights, the oldest residential neighborhood in Mar Vista; Mormon Hill, an area with Mormon history and 1920s-era homes; and Mar Vista Oval, a neighborhood filled with early 1900s architecture and many famous – and infamous – residents. 
3619 Beethoven Street, Los Angeles, CA 90066 
(310) 398-2136

Pasadena

Pasadena Heritage 
Pasadena Heritage hosts quarterly tours of the National Register Historic District of Old Pasadena, as well as annual tours of significant historic homes and sites in Pasadena. 
651 S. Saint John Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 441-6333

Rancho Dominguez

Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum*
Tour the original 1826 Dominguez family adobe and its Rancho grounds.
18127 South Alameda Street, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220
(310) 603-0088
*Free tour

San Fernando Valley

Andres Pico Adobe*
Dating from 1834, the Andres Pico Adobe is the second-oldest two-story adobe in Los Angeles. Inside are museum displays of artifacts from Native-American era to the present. 
San Fernando Valley Historical Society
10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA 91345
(818) 365-7810
*Free tours

Los Encinos State Historic Park*
Tour the refurbished 1849 De la Ossa Adobe and see how families lived and used the land over time on a California rancho. 
16756 Moorpark Street, Encino, CA 91436 
(818) 784-4849
*Free tour

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 
Discover the hidden gems of North Hollywood or Van Nuys during these bi-monthly tours.
21031 Ventura Blvd., Suite 419, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 347-9665

San Gabriel

San Gabriel Mission Playhouse*
Built in 1927 for John Steven McGroarty's "Mission Play," this opulent Mission Revival theatre boasts intricately painted ceilings, gorgeous wall tapestries, with a stage large enough for a cast of 150.  Call to schedule a tour.
320 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel CA. 91776
(626) 308-2865
*Free tour

Santa Clarita

William S. Hart Park and Museum 
The William S. Hart Museum offers free guided tours of the Hart collection of Western artwork, Native American artifacts, film memorabilia, and personal effects. 
24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall, CA 91321
(661) 254-4584

Santa Monica

Santa Monica Conservancy
Starting from the 1875 Rapp Saloon, this popular two hour tour offers insights into the history, architecture, and culture of Santa Monica and the Promenade. 
PO Box 653, Santa Monica, CA 90406 
(310) 496-3146

Silver Lake 

Neutra VDL Studio and Residences
Built in three stages between 1932 and 1966, Richard Neutra's personal live-work complex is a great example of the architect's early, mid, and late work. 
2300 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Torrance

Torrance Historical Society*
Tour is an easy, but brisk walk covering eight blocks--approximately one-and-a-half hours long, and highlights historic sites and landmarks of Old Torrance.
1345 Post Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 328-5392
*Free tour

West Adams

Mount St. Mary's College
A tour of the Doheny Mansion and historic Chester Place, an exclusive gated community of Victorian mansions from the early 1900s.
10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 477-2962

West Hollywood

West Hollywood Preservation Alliance
Tours take film, tv, and history buffs through the Golden Age of the Roaring 20’s, from silent film stars to talkie legends in historic Hollywood and West Hollywood.
PO BOX 46073
West Hollywood, CA 90046
info@westhollywoodpreservationalliance.org

Wilmington

Banning Residence Museum
Built in 1864, the home of Phineas Banning, the "Father of the Los Angeles Harbor," is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in Southern California. 
401 East M Street, Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 548-7777