Heritage Square

Entertainment & Arts

North America, United States, Los Angeles

Heritage Square Museum is a living history museum located in the Montecito Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, that tells the story of the development of Southern California through architecture. Eight historic structures, a train car, and a trolly car were all saved from demolition and moved to the site between 1969 to 2005. The museum focuses its efforts on interpreting the years 1850 to 1950, a period of unprecedented growth in Los Angeles. Volunteer interpreters give thorough tours that incorporate the history, architecture, and culture of the region. Other specialized living history events, lectures, and items of historical interest are given on a periodic basis.