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

Museum will be closed on Saturday July 30, 2016

The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum will be closed on July 30 for a private event. Sorry for the inconvenience this might have caused. We will resume with regular tour hours the following week.

Summer Speaker Series

The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum would like to invite you to our second Summer speaker series on Saturday August 27th, 2016 at 1PM. This year we will have Gregory L. Williams, CSUDH archivist and author of California State University Dominguez Hills.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010, California State University Dominguez Hills has been a dynamic urban university tasked with educating students who often become the first in their families to attend college. CSU Dominguez Hills is located in Carson, Los Angeles County, and boasts one of the most ethnically diverse enrollments in the United States. Chartered in 1960 as a liberal arts college serving baby boomers in Los Angeles’s South Bay region, CSU Dominguez Hills has grown into a university dedicated to personalized learning. After years of wrangling over the college’s location, classes began in 1965 in a bank builiding and the next year moved to Dominnguez Hills. By the end of the 1970’s, the campus included several thousand students attending classes in 10 architecturally unique buildings. In the 21st century, CSU Dominguez Hills offers 45 undergraduate majors and 24 master’s degrees -Arcadia Publishing

Please join us this day to learn more about the Missions. A suggested donation of $5 is greatly appreciated. Also, refreshments will be served.

Anza Exhibit is Open

On the 20th of February the museum opened its exhibit on the Anza Expedition, which was one of the important Spanish expeditions into California.  The exhibit features the history of the Anza exhibit, reproductions of the clothing and tools used on the expedition, and a photo montage of the reenactments of the Anza expedition that have been done throughout the years.

Learn how Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza led more than 240 men, women, and children on an epic journey across the frontier of New Spain to establish a settlement at San Francisco Bay and discover their legacy.

The exhibit will be open through July 17th.  Opening on July 25th is the exhibit on the Portola expedition, which is the expedition to Alta California that Juan Jose Dominguez was part of.  The Anza exhibit is the 1st part of our 2-part exhibition series on the development on early California.

Anza Expedition Exhibit Opens on February 20th, 12pm to 3pm

Learn about the Anza expedition in this 1st exhibit of the museum’s 2-part exhibit series on the development on early California.  The first exhibit is on the Anza Expedition, which runs 2/20 through 7/17 and the second exhibit on the Portola exhibit opens on 7/25.

The Anza Expedition exhibit opening starts at 12pm with a talk and an opening ceremony at 12:15pm.  There will be tours of the museum, reenactment camps and more.

There is no fee for the exhibit opening and the event is a “rain or shine” event.

California Naturalist Program-Register Now!

The California Naturalist program starts on January 23rd of this month.  This a 13 week course running between January 23rd and April 30th.  The class is $300 plus the purchase of the California Naturalist handbook.  For more details and to register  check out the right side bar for more information and click the “register” button to become part of this amazing class of naturalists.

  • Upcoming Events

    Aug
    13
    Sat
    10:00 am Docent Training (Weekends) 2016 @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Docent Training (Weekends) 2016 @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    For those interested in sharing the Dominguez family history with the public, are looking to sharpen their presentation skills, meet wonderful and interesting people, and most of all HAVE FUN, the Museum is looking for[...]
    Aug
    27
    Sat
    12:00 pm Garden Tour: Stroll the Domingue... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Garden Tour: Stroll the Domingue... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Come along on a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro dedicated to the six Dominguez daughters.  Visit the Maria de la Reyes rose garden, Guadalupe Monarch butterfly and California native[...]
    Sep
    24
    Sat
    12:00 pm Garden Tour: Stroll the Domingue... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Garden Tour: Stroll the Domingue... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Come along on a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro dedicated to the six Dominguez daughters.  Visit the Maria de la Reyes rose garden, Guadalupe Monarch butterfly and California native[...]
    Oct
    15
    Sat
    1:00 pm Nature Craft Classes @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Nature Craft Classes @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    This year the museum is offering its 1st Nature Class Series where people who participate get to make beautiful gifts from the nature that can be found on the Rancho San Pedro. Each class has[...]
    Oct
    22
    Sat
    10:00 am Docent Training (Weekends) 2016 @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Docent Training (Weekends) 2016 @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    For those interested in sharing the Dominguez family history with the public, are looking to sharpen their presentation skills, meet wonderful and interesting people, and most of all HAVE FUN, the Museum is looking for[...]
    12:00 pm Garden Tour: Stroll the Domingue... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Garden Tour: Stroll the Domingue... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Come along on a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro dedicated to the six Dominguez daughters.  Visit the Maria de la Reyes rose garden, Guadalupe Monarch butterfly and California native[...]
    Nov
    19
    Sat
    1:00 pm Nature Craft Classes @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Nature Craft Classes @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    This year the museum is offering its 1st Nature Class Series where people who participate get to make beautiful gifts from the nature that can be found on the Rancho San Pedro. Each class has[...]
    Nov
    26
    Sat
    12:00 pm Garden Tour: Stroll the Domingue... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Garden Tour: Stroll the Domingue... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Come along on a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro dedicated to the six Dominguez daughters.  Visit the Maria de la Reyes rose garden, Guadalupe Monarch butterfly and California native[...]
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  • Tours

    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

    The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

    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
    • Father Frank Ferrante, C.M.F
    • Mr. John F. Watkins
    Honorary Member
    • Rev. Patrick J. McPolin, C.M.F.

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