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

The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum presents: 1st annual Dia de los Muertos

Joins us as the museum host a day honoring the rich tradition and history of Dia de los Muertos. The museum will have fine Mexican cuisine and arts and crafts for purchase. This event is for all ages, don’t miss out!

  • When: Saturday November 4th, 2017
  • Start: 10am-4pm

While waiting for this event, please joins us in one of our two workshops discussing the history and meaning of Dia de los Muertos. Please clink the link to find more information:


Donations are always welcome!!

***More information will be provide when the date gets closer

Day de los Muertos 2017

Battle of Dominguez Hill 2017

Join us as we celebrate the 171st anniversary of the Battle of Dominguez Hill also known as the Battle of the Old Woman’s Gun.

In this two-day event you will be able to experience the reenactment of the battle as well as the many aspects of life during the 1800’s.

Saturday, October 7th 2017 from 10AM to 5PM
Sunday, October 8th 2017 from 10AM to 4PM

Come and experience the following:

–California and U.S Navy encampment re-creation
–Cannon Firing by the Washington Artillery
–Visit a church, parlor, vendors and Sunday services
–Music and dance
–Children activities: corn husk doll making, tortilla making, adobe brick making and gold panning and much more!
–Take a tour of the Dominguez Homestead.

***More information to come!!

BODH 2017

Dia de los Muertos Workshop

Join us September 23rd or October 14th for a Dia de Los Muertos workshop from 1pm to 4pm. During this workshop you will learn the history and traditions behind the altares. Please RSVP by September 20th for the workshop the first workshop and RSVP by October 11th for the second one. For more information or reservation please call the office at:   (310) 603-0088

Dia de los Muertos Workshop flyer

Docents Needed!!!

Docents are needed to help lead our guest through the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum for both private and regular tours. Tours are interactive in nature and include a question and answer format with activities to engage students and promote learning. Docents receive a 10% discount from the gift shop, attend free field trips and are invited to our appreciation banquets!

The first class will begin August 26, 2017 starting at 1:30pm through 3:30pm

Training is FREE and docents will need to attend all five classes to complete the training. For more information or to register please call (310) 603-0088


Docent Training Fall

UC California Naturalist Certification Course: Fall 2017

***Update, registration for this course is now closed. We reach max capacity and will no longer accept any more students. Thank you to those who applied, see you Saturday!!!

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!

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 learn tools to hone their observation skills and will improve their communication skills by sharing knowledge with other participants and by working on a group project.

Meeting Days & Times:  September 9 to December 16. The classes will be held every Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm with the exception of November 11 and 25. The days include three Saturday field trips which will be held for extended hours (10/7, 11/18, and 12/9).

Fee: The cost for the course is $300. Students must purchase The California Naturalist Handbook (2013, UC Press). Four UC academic credits available upon completion for an additional fee.

For more info & registration visit:  or contact Chantal Ochoa at (310) 603-0088 or at

***UC California Naturalist Certification Course Application: Fall 2017***

UC Cal Naturalist Application

  • Upcoming Events

    10:00 am UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    Dec 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[...]
    8:00 am Museum closed
    Museum closed
    Dec 25 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    The museum will be closed from Saturday December 23rd, 2017 to Monday December 25th, 2017 for Christmas. Tours would resume on Wednesday 27th, 2017.
    8:00 am Museum closed
    Museum closed
    Dec 30 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    The museum will be closed from Saturday December 30th, 2017 to Monday January 1st, 2018. Tours will resume on Wednesday January 3rd, 2018.
    8:00 am Museum closed
    Museum closed
    Dec 31 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    The museum will be closed from Saturday December 30th, 2017 to Monday January 1st, 2018. Tours will resume on Wednesday January 3rd, 2018.
  • Blog

  • 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

  • ©2017 Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum. v3.

    18127 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

    Phone (310) 603-0088 | Fax (310) 603-0009

    Report Bug to Web Administrator