Heritage Square Museum
Front facade of the Hale House at Heritage Square Museum. The Victorian Queen Anne style house was located in the nearby Highland Park district for 85 years (1885 - 1970).
Heritage Square Museum is a living history and open-air architecture museum located in Los Angeles. It shows the story of development in Southern California through historical architectural examples. The museum focuses on interpreting the years 1850 to 1950, a century of unprecedented growth in Los Angeles. Eight historic buildings, and a vintage train car and a trolley car, were stopped from demolition and moved to the Heritage Square location between 1969 and 2005. 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. It's located beside the Arroyo Seco Parkway in the Montecito Heights neighborhood.