Free In-Person Tours: Preservation Resource Center

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April 14 12:00pm – 2:00pm, 2024
2520 2nd Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

The PRC will be open for free, in-person tours on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 from noon to 2 p.m. The monthly virtual tour will be held on Sunday, April 21 at noon (click here to register for the virtual tour).

Come by for a free tour, no reservations required! Explore the last intact shotgun house in Santa Monica, which now serves as an award-winning Preservation Resource Center for our community.

Built in 1897, the little house features three original rooms where you can explore Santa Monica history and learn about preservation. Look behind the walls and the floor to reveal vintage materials, and see if you can find the one original window in the Shotgun House. Young guests will also enjoy the miniature model house decorated with Victorian-era furnishings that were popular when our shotgun house was first built!

Our 1897 Shotgun House was adapted into a contemporary Preservation Resource Center for the community. Photo: FormLA Landscaping

Our friendly and knowledgeable docents will share information about what life was like in the early 1900s, how the house was saved and rehabilitated, and answer any questions you may have.

Walk-ups are welcome and reservations are not required.