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Day Trip to The OC: Tour of the Heritage Museum of Orange County

  • Dec 30, 2012 · 11:30 AM
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Please Note: I am co-hosting this event for both Gay Foodies and Pleasure Palate. I might arrive a little late because I am hosting a separate event before this one. When you arrive, please call/text me at:[masked]-4099. This event is part of a series of events that I am hosting in The OC area. The events are a la carte, meaning you don't have to attend the other events to attend this one.

I lived in Santa Ana for a couple of years, but never knew about the Heritage Museum until recently. I tried touring the place a few months ago, but was only able to explore the grounds and not go inside the historical houses because they were preparing for a private party. The place is orchard-like with several heritage houses on the premises.

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Prices and Amenities

  • Adults: $5
  • Seniors/Children: $4
  • Free parking
  • Free use of grounds for individuals and families during public hours
  • AAA/Access Member Discounts

Public Hours Tours and Event Guests

  • Park in the Mitchell Elementary School lot just east of the museum grounds. Park in one of the spaces designated for the museum and enter the grounds through the formal gate in front of the Kellogg House.
  • Rose garden path

The Heritage Museum of Orange County is one of the most interesting cultural and natural history centers in Southern California. The centerpiece of the museum, which covers nearly 12 acres in all, is a historic plaza featuring several buildings from the 1890s set amid extensive floral gardens and citrus groves. Among these is the Kellogg House, familiar to teachers and students throughout Orange County as a favorite field trip destination for nearly 25 years.

Our programming offers school children the opportunity to partake in innovative hands-on programs designed to encourage exploratory and imaginative learning. Dedicated to enhancing education, the museum has helped preserve, promote and restore the heritage of Orange County and the surrounding regions since 1985.Over the past decade, the museum has sustained itself by developing a fee-based social service enterprise, and by offering a variety of other activities including public tours, tea parties, themed fundraisers, weddings and corporate events.

We are also caretakers of Santa Ana's last surviving freshwater marsh, a tiny remnant of the extensive wetlands that once existed throughout the lowlands of Orange County.

Our Mission

The Heritage Museum of Orange County is a cultural and natural history center dedicated to preserving, promoting, and restoring the heritage of Orange County and the surrounding region through quality hands-on educational programs for students and visitors of all ages.

Kellogg House

Circular staircase and attic 'crows nest' in the Kellogg House

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