This is a museum of a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, conserving, and sharing the heritage of African American firefighters. Museum exhibits display wide array of firefighting gear and equipment.
The America Tropical Interpretive Center is dedicated to the life and legacy of great Mexican muralist, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and his mural, America Tropical. Unveiled to the public in October of 1932, Siqueiros' mural caused a lot of controversy because of its critique the United States. The ... (see full description)
The Banning Residence Museum formerly home of Phineas T. Banning, is a national, state and city historical landmark. It is a fine example of 19th century Greek Revival domestic architecture in Southern California and houses an extensive collection of late 19th century decorative arts, textiles, and ... (see full description)
Come and join a great group of wonderful people to learn about the history of Los Angeles. Docent training lasts for six weeks and you will learn about the historical roots of our great city and how it has developed from the first Spanish expeditions to the present time. Docents will learn from ... (see full description)
Symbolically housed in the oldest and last surviving structure of Los Angeles original Chinatown, the 7,200 square foot Chinese American Museum (CAM) embodies both a cultural and physical link to the past and a promising point of entry for the citys multicultural future. Opened on December 18, 2003 ... (see full description)
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Community Arts Division offers high-quality instruction in the arts; produces solo and group art exhibitions reflective of the diversity of Los Angeles in its art galleries; maintains a slide registry for artists; creates outreach programs ... (see full description)
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Grants Administration Division provides support to LA's rich and diverse arts and cultural organizations and individual artists. The Grants Administration Division awards funds annually to nurture and support community service providers and community artists ... (see full description)
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Park is Frank Lloyd Wrights first Los Angeles project. Built between 1919 and 1921, it represents his earliest efforts to develop a regionally appropriate style of architecture for Southern California. The house is open to the ... (see full description)
The Watts Towers, built over 34 years by Simon Rodia, are a Los Angeles icon. Built from found objects, including broken glass, sea shells, pottery, and tile, the Towers stand as a monument to the human spirit and the persistence of a singular vision. The Watts Towers, listed on the National ... (see full description)
El Pueblo Historical Monument is the cultural and historic heart of the city. El Pueblo is conveniently located near Downtown Los Angeles and across the street from Union Station. To find out more information about how to get to El Pueblo from your location, please click on the link below or call ... (see full description)
The Museum is housed in the last remaining wooden building of the 22 that comprised the Drum Baracks military post from 1862 to 1871. Built on 60 acres of land donated by Phineas Banning and B.D. Wilson, the post served as a supply depot for forts in the southwest, housed and trained soldiers, ... (see full description)
The Avila Adobe was constructed in 1818 by a prominent ranchero, Francisco Jose Avila, a native of Sinaloa, who was alcalde, or mayor of Los Angeles in 1810. Today, the Avila Adobe is open to the public as a museum and as El Pueblo's Visitor Center. This historic house is furnished as it might have ... (see full description)
The Fort MacArthur Military Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Fort MacArthur, a U.S. Army post which guarded the Los Angeles Harbor from 1914 to 1974. The fort was built in 1916 and the museum was established in 1985. It is housed in the corridors and ... (see full description)
Free guided tours of El Pueblo are conducted Tuesday through Saturday by El Pueblo's volunteer docents, Las Angelitas del Pueblo at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m. The educational tours start at the Las Angelitas del Pueblo office, located next to the Plaza Firehouse on the southeast end of the Plaza. ... (see full description)
An icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. Located on the south slope of Mt. Hollywood, the Observatory is open five days a week until 10:00 p.m. with free admission. Visitors can look ... (see full description)
With over 4,210 acres of both natural chapparal-covered terrain and landscaped parkland and picnic areas, Griffith Park is the largest municipal park with urban wilderness ares in the United States. Situated in the eastern Santa Monica Mountain range, the Park's elevations range from 384 to 1,625 ... (see full description)
The Department provides information about the historic sites and museums within the City.
Slated to open in 2014, the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) will be a 21st century interactive center that showcases the history and ongoing contributions of Italian Americans and Italians in the context of our multi-ethnic city and nation to a diverse audience of two million visitors ... (see full description)
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is the nation's premier center of Mexican American culture. Providing an experience unlike any other, LA Plaza's interactive exhibits and dynamic programs invite visitors to explore as well as contribute to the ongoing story of Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and beyond. ... (see full description)
LAFD Historical Society is a non-profit organization managed by a special group of active and retired firefighters, individuals, families, children and charitable organizations. LAFDHS is working to preserve the history of the department and opened two public museums that houses restored apparatus, ... (see full description)
As part of the Harbor Departments Centennial celebration, in 2007, the Board of Harbor Commissioners authorized the establishment of an archives division to collect and preserve historical materials relating to the history and operation of the Port of Los Angeles. Presently, the Los Angeles Harbor ... (see full description)
The Los Angeles Maritime Museum, located at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, preserves and interprets the history of Los Angeles harbor, maritime industry, and sea-faring traditions. Free.
The LA Waterfront consists of a series of waterfront development and community enhancement projects blanketing more than 400 acres of existing Port of Los Angeles property in both San Pedro and Wilmington. In 2009, the Los Angeles Harbor Commission approved the Ports waterfront vision, with input ... (see full description)
The Ranger Visitors Center Auditorium is available to the public to rent for meetings, classes, training sessions, and social gatherings. The auditorium has a maximum capacity of 99.
Visitors to El Pueblo Historical Monument can park their vehicles in one of five lots located conveniently within and adjacent to the Historical Monument. These lots are: Lot 1 - 419 N. Main Street; Lot 2 - 615 N. Main Street; Lot 3 - 852 N. Alameda Street; Lot 4 - 426 N. Los Angeles Street; Lot 5 - ... (see full description)
The Plaza Firehouse was the first building in the city designed to house fire fighting crews and their equipment. A volunteer city Fire Department was formed in 1871. The first occupants of the Firehouse when it was built in 1884 were called the Volunteer 38s (this being the number of men in Engine ... (see full description)
The Point Fermin Lighthouse, located in the Point Fermin Park in San Pedro, educates the public about the lighthouse through programming, exhibits, and historic preservation.
El Pueblo Historical Monument hosts several major events throughout the year. Come join us as we celebrate events such as Dia de los Muertos, the Chinese Lantern Festival, the City of Los Angeles' birthday, and much more Click on the link or call (213) 485-8372 for more information. All events are ... (see full description)
Historic railroad cars and special picnic areas are available for rental at the Travel Town Museum for birthday parties. After the party, the kids have a chance to explore the Travel Town Museum.
The Travel Town Museum is an outdoor museum which preserves and celebrates the railroad heritage of the western United States-its history and its artifacts. Particular thematic emphasis is placed on the history of Southern California and how the railroads aided its development. In addition to the ... (see full description)