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.

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Holiday Hours

The museum office and tours will be closed on the following days:

12/24 and 12/25

12/31 and 1/1

We wish everyone a beautiful, safe and peaceful holiday season!

Christmas with the Dominguez Daughters

Explore the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum this holiday season on December 13th from 3pm to 5pm.  The Adobe is decorated with lights and holiday decorations only once a year and it is a beautiful sight to see.  There will be:

  • Tours of the Adobe
  • Craft making – luminaries and cornucopia ornaments with the daughters and their friends
  • Desserts from around the world to sample
  • Community toy drive to help our local community children

Then  witness the spectacular Christmas palm tree lighting and join in the caroling!!  It is a beautiful holiday event!

Coyotita Musical at the Museum

On Saturday, December 13th at 2pm the museum is excited to partner with Teatro Dominguez from Cal State University, Dominguez Hills to host the Teatro’s folktale-based children’s musical at the museum.  Coyotita was written by Bill Deluca and Naomi Buckley and informs children about how they can help the environment.  The characters are all animals, played and sung by actors in masks and costumes.

Coyotita gets to meet creatures from the sea, the air, and the land in her quest to try and save her Yucca plants.  Children are brought onstage to join in with cleaning up their world during the song, “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.”

This is a great musical for both children and adults.  The musical is free and will be outside behind the adobe so it is a wonderful setting.

Monarch Butterfly Garden Opens to the Public

Join us on Saturday, November 15th from 10am to 1pm to see the new monarch butterfly garden in the rose garden.  The garden was created to conserve and protect monarch habitats.  The museum is a monarch waystation and a wildlife habitat.  See the garden, learn more about monarch butterflies and explore the Rancho.

Volunteer Open House

This Saturday, November 1st from 11am to 1pm is the Fall volunteer open house. Learn from museum volunteers all the great opportunities awaiting you at the museum.  There will be opportunities to tour the adobe, learn about the opportunities and chat with volunteers.

  • Upcoming Events

    10:00 am California Naturalist Program @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    California Naturalist Program @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum is proud to offer the UC California Naturalist certification course. Learn about Southern California’s South Bay area and become part of the volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists ready to take[...]

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    Guided Tours of the Adobe Museum are Offered (Adobe is only open for guided tours):
    • 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

    Lantz Foundation

    Murphy 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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