Special Tours


Christmas decorations in La Casa NuevaBehind-the-Scenes Tours

Saturday & Sunday, November 18 & 19 (Holiday Edition!)

• Tours depart both days at 1, 2, 3, & 4 p.m.
• Free; tour sizes are limited and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis

Experience Christmas at the Homestead in a whole new way! Learn the ins and outs of decorating our historic houses in their era-appropriate holiday splendor as we bring you behind the barriers!


Hour-long tours are free, but space on each tour is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Please note: The tour includes multiple staircases that will restrict access for visitors with limited mobility.


Behind-the-Scenes Holiday Edition 11.18 and 19



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Beyond the Grave Tours  

Sunday, October 29
• Every hour from 12 to 4 p.m.
• $6 for adults; $4 for students & seniors (55+); reservations recommended
Reservations are now closed.

American attitudes toward death and memorialization changed dramatically from the 1840s through the 1920s. Learn about these changes as experienced by the Workman and Temple families as you tour the historic site, and be prepared to meet a few special guests along the way! Tours include a visit to El Campo Santo, one of the oldest private cemeteries in Southern California. Listen to a radio piece from KPCC's Off-Ramp about one of the cemetery's most famous occupants: Pio Pico. 

Space on each tour is limited and advance purchase is recommended. Tickets go on sale September 8 and include light refreshments.

This tour can accommodate visitors with limited mobility. Recommended for ages 9+.