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Address: 10 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: 213-680-2525
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Constructed in 1818, this oldest residence in Los Angeles has been...

Constructed in 1818, this oldest residence in Los Angeles has been restored as an example of the life style in California during the 1840s.

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The Admission: FREE!! Very small museum, displaying the home/furniture in the past.You get to see the life style as well. The Museum: It is a historic site built in 1818. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Burbank, California

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Burbank, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Admission: FREE!! Very small museum, displaying the home/furniture in the past.You get to see the life style as well. The Museum: It is a historic site built in 1818. It is right on Olvera Street. If you are in the neighborhood, check it out. It is free and informative. Besides the museum, there are small shops and restaurants nearby.... More 

Thank ilovefoodcoma
Orange County
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Avila Adobe is one of the oldest homes in Los Angles, built in 1818. It is located on Olvera Street in Los Angles a short walk from Union Station. I sometimes bring friends on the train to Union Station and walk through Olvera Street and into Chinatown for lunch. This museum is FREE. There are docents to assist is... More 

1 Thank lovetotravel92630
Toulouse, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is on Olivera Street, the original heart of LA. Worth visiting if your doing the tourist route around the city. It's set out as it would have been originally in the late 1800's. There is an old church in the area too, places to eat and a small market and shops. Worth stopping even if just for a short... More 

Thank TLSE2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is the oldest house in LA. It has a lot of history and is very informative about how people lived a long time ago. We visited on a hot day and it made us appreciate air conditioning and flush toilets. The yard had a beautiful pomegranate tree and native cactus.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Came here on Tuesday 12th May Unusual and a pleasant surprise to find a FREE EXHIBITION of such a high standard right in the middle of Downtown LA. Built by the prominent rancher Don Francisco Avila it is refurbished to represent the Mexico ranchero lifestyle in California in the 1840's. See photos and highly recommended to visit. Access available from... More 

1 Thank Albywon
Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The home of the Avila family in 1818 is the oldest standing residence in LA and has been simply and lovingly restored. It is an easy introduction into family life of that era.

1 Thank Tina M
Malibu, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Totally cool. Free and the oldest house in los angeles. It only takes 20-30 minutes if you read all the placards and talk. History at its best: quick & easy and it generates observation & discussion. Do this! Olvera street so you getta have tasty taquitos too. Get some history with your fun and food.

1 Thank SanMo
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Its a little spot of history its easy to miss and over look but worth it great little houses and furniture to look at from a different time in California history

1 Thank luna6373
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you are in El pueblo barrio worth stopping by this house and having a look! The staff here are very friendly and there is lots of information on dates, facts and the important people. Is free so why not? Helps give you a more well rounded idea of why the El Pueblo district exists today....

1 Thank nicholas h
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I love exploring aspects of LA's history whenever I visit, and this was a great find. It is free, and the docent was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He patiently answered all my questions. I highly recommend a visit.

1 Thank Arncliffegirl

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