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How can I go inside the historic houses?

We offer free tours Wednesday-Sunday at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, & 4:00 p.m.

Tours of the Workman House are at 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Tours of La Casa Nueva are at 2:00 & 4:00 p.m. Tours of each house last up to 45 minutes. 

The only way to access the houses is on a guided tour. In our Gallery we have an introductory video that is available to view on-demand, a selection of books to enjoy, and a crafting table. 

Self-guided opportunities are offered at select special events. You can call us at (626) 968-8492 or send an e-mail to info@homesteadmuseum.org to inquire.

 
How can I visit the cemetery?

El Campo Santo cemetery is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 12:30-5:00 p.m. There are brochures for kids and adults available in our Gallery.

 
Are there food services at the museum?

No, but we'll be happy to make recommendations based on your interests. There are a number of sit-down and fast food options in the area, and you can bring food to enjoy in our picnic area. (Yelp is a great source for recommendations, too!)

 
Is this a good museum for kids?

The Homestead is a great place for kids and families to visit!

Our public tours are ideal for age 8 and up, but many young families take tours, as well. Tours of the historic houses are offered separately, so there is time in-between tours for kids to have a snack or play in our gardens. Some parents with young children find that their kids enjoy the guided tour and stay for both. Some are happy to take one tour and return another day for the other. 

Tours of El Campo Santo cemetery are self-guided and a pond filled with koi fish and turtles is nearby for exploring.

In our Gallery we have an introductory video that families can watch, a selection of books to enjoy, and a crafting table. 

We offer a number of special events that are ideal for kids of all ages including our festival weekends (Victorian Fair and Ticket to the Twenties) and picnic-style events (Family Picnic, Sorrowful Soirée, and Holiday Merriment). Take a look at our calendar.

 
Do I need a ticket to go on a public tour?

No. Tickets are not required for a public tour. Please note that you will need to make advance reservations if you are coming with a group of 10 or more people. You can find more information about tour reservations here.

 
What if I don't want to go on a public tour? Are there other programs offered?

We offer a variety of programs throughout the year including workshops, lectures, and select days where we open our site for picnicking! Check out out list of upcoming programs

 
Can I schedule a tour for my group?

Yes!

Check out our Youth & School Programs page for a list of tours that are ideal for ages 2 and up.

Adult groups of 10 or more can schedule a free tour with advance notice. We are happy to create a tour that fits your needs.

 
Can I take photos of my special event at the museum?

You can use portions of the Homestead Museum to take photographs of your special celebration. All you need to do is fill out an application and pay a fee to make a reservation. Learn more here.

Personal photography on public tours and in our gardens is welcomed. We love when you share them with us on Instagram and Facebook! Word of mouth is one of the main ways that people learn about us, so we appreciate when you tell your friends and family about your experience at the museum. 

 
What can I do as a Homestead volunteer?

We are actively recruiting docents, museum teachers, administrative, and community service volunteers. Anyone age 14 and older can apply, and no experience is necessary. Learn more here.

If you don't currently have the time to volunteer, there are other ways that you can help the museum thrive and grow. Give this page a read. 

  
How do I access your research library and/or collection?

You can search our digital archives through Past Perfect. If you would like to view our research files or come in to see something from our collection, send an e-mail to Paul Spitzzeri.

 
How can I keep up to date about upcoming programs?

You can subscribe to our e-mail list to receive updates about upcoming programs and special events at the Homestead.