Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum


Resources for Teachers
Visit the For Teachers page for additional school tour information, lesson plans and other resources.

Public Tours

The museum offers tours of the Adobe to the public every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday of the month. Also, the first Thursday and Friday of the month.  All tours are led by volunteer docents and are at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.

School Tours

Our school tours are fun, engaging, one-of-a-kind experiences for schoolchildren of all ages.  Our unique environment invites students to fully experience the history of early California. Museum tours are designed to meet the needs of classroom teachers by addressing local, state, and national history and social studies standards and frameworks. Each tour is age-appropriate and relevant to classroom curriculum.

When students arrive at the Rancho, they are asked to step back in time, to the year 1784, when Juan Jose Dominguez was given the first land grant in California.

Our volunteer docents conduct tours on Tuesday through Friday mornings all year round. All school tours start at 9:30am.  We also offer a covered picnic area where students can enjoy their lunches after the tour.

Book a Tour Online Now!

To book a tour by phone, please contact the office at (310) 603-0088.

Weekend Programming

The museum offers a variety of weekend programming for children, families and adults.  We offer children’s activities of all kinds.

Annual programs include:

  • Watercolor Day with a class
  • Mother’s Day Tea
  • Stained Glass activity
  • Adobe Brick Making Activity

Living history programs:

  • Battle of the Old Woman’s Gun reenactment
  • Living History night
  • Meet Father Serra

Speaker Series

The museum offers a monthly speaker series at the museum throughout the year. We offer the public speakers on different topics such as history of the Native American Indians that lived in the local area and worked on the Rancho, history of the Asian American population in the South Bay area, the history of the cities of Compton and Carson, early California history, transportation history etc.

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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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