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

One of a Kind Necklace For Raffle

The museum is hosting a raffle of this one-in-a-kind necklace featuring Manuel Dominguez. Proceeds go to helping the museum’s educational programs. $5 for 6 tickets and $10 for 13 tickets. Call 310-603-0088, send an email to cochoa@dominguez to purchase your tickets or click here to order online. Necklace will be raffled at the Flamenco Feria Tea on 5/2.  The winner does not need to be present.

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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop This Saturday, 2/21 @ 9am

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
February 21, 9am to 11am
This is the 1st workshop of its kind at the museum.  People will learn the best ways to prune their fruit trees using the fruit trees from the Dominguez orchard.  The orchard was planted in the 1880s and consisted of groves of apple, pear, lemon, orange and other deciduous fruit trees.  The orchard was maintained for almost forty years.  What remains  is the last acre from the lemon and orange grove combined with a variety of fruits planted in the 1930s by Del Amo.  It is in this orchard that the best techniques will be demonstrated for pruning fruit trees.
Learn to prune your fruit trees in this historic orchard!

California Naturalist Comes to the South Bay – Register Now!

Do you enjoy learning about the natural world?   Would you like to learn about the amazing and unique ecology of California?  If so, consider becoming a California Naturalist!

The Museum is hosting the 1st California Naturalist program in the South Bay beginning January 24th and running through April 25th.

California Naturalist volunteers complete a 40-hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners – studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and conservation stewardship.

These classes cover the natural and cultural history of California, with an in-depth look at our South Bay ecology. Through field trips, classroom instruction and hands-on exercises, participants will observe and learn about the variety of plant and animal communities of our region. Through the course, participants will develop their ability to observe nature and will learn tools to improve these skills. In addition, participants will improve their communication skills by sharing knowledge with other participants and by working on a group project.

The classes will be held every Saturday from 10:00am- 1:00pm from late January through late April.  Three Saturday field trips will be on February 21, March 14, and April 18th. The cost for the course is $300.  Please see the attached flyer and registration form or click the “Register Online Now!” button to register online.

California Naturalist Program at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

California Naturalist Registration Form

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!

  • Upcoming Events

    Mar
    14
    Sat
    8:30 am Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Mar 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
    Join us at the museum for our monthly morning bird walk.  Explore many parts of the Rancho finding birds of all types.  Learn about bird journaling and keep your own journal going throughout the year[...]
    10:00 am Composting Class @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Composting Class @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Composting Class @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum | Compton | California | United States
    Composting is a simple way to add nutrient-rich humus, which fuels plant growth and restores vitality to depleted soil, to the ground when gardening. It is free, easy to make and good for the environment.[...]
    Mar
    28
    Sat
    11:00 am Del Amo “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Del Amo “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Mar 28 @ 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 through the Rose Garden and Cactus Garden on the tour. [...]
    12:00 pm Monarch Butterfly Watching and M... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Monarch Butterfly Watching and M... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Help the museum track the monarch butterflies in the monarch butterfly garden and surrounding gardens.  Each month help track what stage of their growth they are in and how they are doing.  Everyone gets a[...]
    12:00 pm Rancho Day @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Rancho Day @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Join us for Rancho day on the Rancho San Pedro.  Experience life in the 1830s before the California became part of the United States.  This fun and interactive day will focus on what life was[...]
    Apr
    11
    Sat
    8:30 am Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Apr 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
    Join us at the museum for our monthly morning bird walk.  Explore many parts of the Rancho finding birds of all types.  Learn about bird journaling and keep your own journal going throughout the year[...]
    10:00 am Water Saving Gardening @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Water Saving Gardening @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Water Saving Gardening @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum | Compton | California | United States
    Gardening is always a fun and relaxing past time but uses up so much water. But the Museum wants to teach you how to garden while saving water at the same time. With outdoor water[...]
    Apr
    25
    Sat
    11:00 am Del Amo “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Del Amo “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Apr 25 @ 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 through the Rose Garden and Cactus Garden on the tour. [...]


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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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