Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum



California’s State Historic Landmark No.152

National Register of Historic Places

The mission of the Friends of Rancho San Pedro is to preserve and increase community awareness of early California history as it relates to the Dominguez family, homestead adobe and the Rancho San Pedro, the first Spanish land grant in California. This is accomplished through educational programs and the operation of the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum.

Latest News

Save The Grotto This Saturday

Help save the Grotto this Saturday, the 19th.  This 1930s era Japanese grotto and garden needs your help to restore it to its original beauty.  The museum is looking for volunteers to help dig out plants, cut down bushes and help eliminate everything that was not there in the 1930s.  Dress in your gardening gear and sturdy shoes.  We will be in the grotto from 10am to 2pm.

Spring Tea on May 3rd

Join us for our 7th annual spring tea on May 3rd at 1pm.  The theme is “Everything’s Coming Up Teapots.”  We have a wonderful tea lunch planned and the Scarlett and Dr. Bob jazz band will be performing music from the Great American Playbook who have been recipients of Long Beach’s entertainer of the year in both 2012 and 2013.  Seating is limited so please make your reservations now.  Tickets are $22 each.

In addition to the tea, there will be a raffle of the beautiful teapot centerpieces and fantastic gift baskets.  Tickets for the raffle are 2 for $1 and 10 for $5.  There are movie theme baskets, wine theme baskets, and more.  Make your reservation now!

SPRING TEA 2014

Volunteer Open House

Come volunteer at the museum!  The museum is always looking for wonderful volunteers to help with all of the programs.  Bring yourself and a friend to the volunteer open house on April 5th to learn about all the great ways you can volunteer.  The open house is 11am to 1pm.

Who is Zorro?

Take a trip with Stephen Clugston as he shares stories of the legendary masked man & his influence in and through early California history. After the lecture, talk to Don Diego about his “friend” Zorro and maybe even meet the legend himself.  Visit the Californio encampment to learn more about the people that Zorro would have known.

April 12th from 1pm to 3pm

Pine Needle Basket Workshop

Join us for our pine needle basket workshop.  Using natural materials collected from the Rancho, our three session workshop will introduce you to this ancient coiling construction technique.  Learn and build your own basket with native Californian Janice Guerrero.  Each session contains new techniques and materials, as well as special guests, work time, music and light refreshments.  For more details, click on the event posting.

Classes will be March 15th, 22nd and 29th

There is a $45 cost for museum members and $50 for non-museum members.  The fee includes the instruction and materials and covers all three classes.

  • Upcoming Events

    Apr
    19
    Sat
    10:00 am Save The Grotto @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Save The Grotto @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    “Save the Grotto Day” is the perfect way for volunteers to celebrate Earth Day. The idea of Earth Day came from founder Gaylord Nelson, then [...]
    Apr
    26
    Sat
    11:00 am Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Come along on a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro.  Explore hidden grottos, orchards and more.  Take a peaceful stroll [...]
    May
    3
    Sat
    11:00 am Spring Tea @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Spring Tea @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    May 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Join us for our 7th Annual Spring Tea.  There will be a scrumptious tea lunch to kick it off followed by the Scarlett and Dr. Bob [...]
    May
    17
    Sat
    1:00 pm Adobe Day @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Adobe Day @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Experience a day in the life of someone who lived at the Rancho in the 1800s, learning how to build adobe bricks, pan for gold and [...]
    May
    18
    Sun
    1:00 pm Speaker Series: “Vice” by John Baker @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Speaker Series: “Vice” by John B… @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Join us at the Rancho to hear John Baker talk about his book “Vice: One Cop’s Story of Patrolling America’s Most Dangerous City.”  The Compton [...]
    May
    24
    Sat
    11:00 am Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    May 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Come along on a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro.  Explore hidden grottos, orchards and more.  Take a peaceful stroll [...]
    Jun
    7
    Sat
    11:00 am Father’s Day BBQ @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Father’s Day BBQ @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Jun 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Time to celebrate an important man in your life, he goes by Dad. The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum helps families celebrate their father by hosting [...]
    Jun
    11
    Wed
    5:30 pm Docent Training @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Docent Training @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    For those interested in sharing the Dominguez family history with the public, the Museum is looking for docents for the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday, [...]


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  • Tours

    Guided Tours of the Adobe Museum are Offered:
    • First Thursday and Friday of Each Month
    • Every Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday
    • Tours are at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
    • No Reservations Needed for Parties Under 10
    • Tours del adobe están disponibles en español el segundo domingo de cada mes
    • Adobe tours available in Spanish the 2nd Sunday of each month

  • Sponsors

    Watson Land Company

    The Carson Companies

    Norris Foundation

    Waste Management

    Post Alarm Systems

  • Friends of Rancho San Pedro

    Board of Directors
    • Mr. William Barger
    • Mr. Tom Huston
    • Brother Rene Lepage, C.M.F.
    • Mr. Manny Marrero
    • Mr. Tom Van Woerkom
    • Mr. John F. Watkins
    • Ms. Jean (Bird) Willard
    Honorary Member
    • Rev. Patrick J. McPolin, C.M.F.

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    18127 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

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