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  • This hacienda is a unique example of Anglo-Hispanic architecture. Built on original Mexican land grant, it is listed as a National Historic Landmark for its contribution to American history. The ram...
  • Located in the Old Town neighborhood, this site commemorates the early days of San Diego. It includes many historic buildings from the period 1820 to 1870. The Park established in 1968 is listed in ...
  • Founded in 1769 by Blessed Junipero Serra and designated Minor Basilica by Pope Paul VI, this Mission is an active Catholic Parish in the Diocese of San Diego. San Diego de Alcala the first of the g...
  • Located at the southern tip of Point Loma Peninsula in San Diego, this Monument commemorates the landing of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay in 1542. This event marked the first ever Europea...
  • You can access Leland Stanford Mansion by guided tour only. Tours of the Mansion will have you observing intimate views of Leland and Jane Stanford’s home as it appeared in the 1860s and 1870s. Meti...
  • The Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station is a faithful reconstruction of the western terminus of America`s first transcontinental railroad as it was in 1876. Visitors step back in time as they...
  • Built in 1869, Sacramento State Capitol is an impressive landmark structure. The building has an elaborately decorated 120-feet tall rotunda and opulent interiors featuring marble flooring, massive ...
  • This Sacramento landmark is a historical site built in 1877. The Governor`s Mansion is a 15-room house of late 19th century that was the official residence for State’s governors. The mansion is now ...
  • This wonderful historic site situated on the oceanfront of Monterey Bay, offers visitors a historic look into California’s past. In addition to historic landmarks visitors may enjoy a wide variety o...
  • The Cooper-Molera Adobe built in 1823 by John Bautisa Rogers Cooper, a sailor turned merchant and prominent land owner in Monterey, is a perfect example of Spanish building style combined with New E...
  • This beautifully-preserved mission is still used as a Catholic Church. The Carmel Mission founded in 1771 is considered one of California`s majestic historic sites. Visitors commonly appreciate the ...
  • Nothing epitomizes Monterey’s heritage more than a walk down the Path of History on a self-guided 2.7 mile walking tour around 46 historic buildings in downtown area that represent the architectural...
  • This is one of the great folk-art masterpieces of Los Angeles located in Watts. Working these structures singlehandedly, Italian immigrant Sabbatino "Simon" Rodia build them on his private property ...
  • El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Park is the birthplace of the city where Spanish settlers landed in 1781 to establish a colony. Later transferred to Mexican control in 1821, it remained the center...
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and designated as Los Angeles Historic–Cultural Monument, Union Station is a major train terminal in Los Angeles. Located in the northeast ...
  • Located in the Harbor area, this government lighthouse at the tip of San Pedro Harbor was constructed in 1874. Built of lumber and bricks brought around Cape Horn by a sailing ship, oil lamps were u...
  • Located at the corner of Senter Road and Phelan Avenue, History Park has 27 original and reproduction homes, businesses and landmarks highlighting the past. Complete with paved streets, running trol...
  • This California State Historical Landmark was designed and built by Winchester rifle heiress Sarah Winchester. Well known as Winchester Mystery House it was under continual construction for 38 years...
  • Listed as a California Historical Landmark and also on the National Register of Historic Places, the story of Saint Joseph Church began in 1777 with the founding of Mission Santa Clara near to prese...
  • The Peralta Adobe is the last remaining structure from El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe. As the oldest structure built in 1797, it retains a horno or outdoor working oven that is a must-see. Ventu...
  • Cable cars in San Francisco remain a charming historical attraction especially for out-of-towners. Cable cars actually began running in San Francisco since 1873 and were really necessary for the tra...
  • The picturesque Victorian rowhouses at Alamo Square are among the most photographed buildings in San Francisco. The buildings give a good idea of how San Francisco looked like at the end of the 19th...
  • This 18th-century Spanish mission is the site of the earliest settlement in the region and attracts history buffs. Besides the tranquility it offers information about the city’s early history. Missi...
  • Acclaimed as one of the world`s most beautiful bridges with its tall towers, sweeping cables and great span, Golden Gate Bridge is a beautiful structure. It was the longest suspension bridge span in...