Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum



Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

Education

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.

  • Upcoming Events

    Jul
    4
    Tue
    8:00 am Museum Closed
    Museum Closed
    Jul 4 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    The museum will be closed on Tuesday July 4th, 2017. Tours will resume on Wednesday July 5th.
    Sep
    2
    Sat
    8:00 am Museum closed
    Museum closed
    Sep 2 @ 8:00 am – Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm
    The museum will be closed from Saturday September 2, 2016 to Monday September 4. Tours will resume on Wednesday 6th.
    Sep
    9
    Sat
    10:00 am UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum in Rancho Dominguez (next to the cities of Carson, Long Beach, and Compton) in the South Bay is hosting a California Naturalist training. Participants complete a 40+ hour hands-on course[...]
    Sep
    16
    Sat
    10:00 am UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum in Rancho Dominguez (next to the cities of Carson, Long Beach, and Compton) in the South Bay is hosting a California Naturalist training. Participants complete a 40+ hour hands-on course[...]
    Sep
    23
    Sat
    10:00 am UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum in Rancho Dominguez (next to the cities of Carson, Long Beach, and Compton) in the South Bay is hosting a California Naturalist training. Participants complete a 40+ hour hands-on course[...]
    Sep
    30
    Sat
    10:00 am UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum in Rancho Dominguez (next to the cities of Carson, Long Beach, and Compton) in the South Bay is hosting a California Naturalist training. Participants complete a 40+ hour hands-on course[...]
    Oct
    7
    Sat
    10:00 am UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum in Rancho Dominguez (next to the cities of Carson, Long Beach, and Compton) in the South Bay is hosting a California Naturalist training. Participants complete a 40+ hour hands-on course[...]
    Oct
    14
    Sat
    10:00 am Battle of Dominguez Hill: 2017 @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Battle of Dominguez Hill: 2017 @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Join us as we commemorate another year of a historic battle that was fought here in the property of the Dominguez; The Battle of Dominguez Hills also know as the Battle of the Old Woman’s[...]
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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.

  • Social Networking

  • Experience LA Don Manuel Dominguez
  • Useful Links


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