Heritage Square Museum is a living history museum that explores the settlement and development of Southern California during its first 100 years of statehood.
The eight historic structures located at the museum, constructed during the Victorian Era, 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.
Guided tours of the museum are supplemented by living history performances, educational programs, hands-on training, exhibitions, and 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.
Enjoy the creepy happenings of Halloween at Heritage Square Museum during the Ninth Annual Halloween and Mourning Tours program. This two day event, hosted on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 and 28, is perfect for the whole family to enjoy. The program runs from 12 to 4 p.m. each day. Learn all about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era and participate in a funeral inside one of our historic homes. Find out about the movement of Spiritualism; what it was, who followed it and why, and perhaps have your future foretold by a fortune teller.
For more information call (323) 225-2700 or go to heritagesquare.org.