Saturday & Sunday, January 22 & 23
Open for In-Person Tours from 12-2 p.m.
2520 2nd Street
Photo: FormLA Landscaping
Come visit us and 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.

Young guests will also enjoy the miniature model house decorated with Victorian-era furnishings that were popular when our little house was first built!
Detail of our model house, which was created by Conservancy Board member Nina Fresco. Photo: Santa Monica Conservancy
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.

Free guided tours of our Preservation Resource Center are open to all ages. Please wear a mask. Walk-ups are welcome and reservations are not required.
Monday, January 17 at 9 a.m.
Live Virtual Event
Celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at this live virtual event! Festivities will include music by the Linda Alvarez Trio and spoken word by Get Lit: Words Ignite. Education awards will be presented to local students and a Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to longtime community activist LaVerne Ross. Keynote Speaker L.Z. Granderson is a sports and culture columnist with the L.A. Times and the host of the Life out Loud audio podcast.
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Saturday, January 8 at 10 a.m.
Members free / $10 General public
Walk-ups welcome
1438 2nd Street
Our docents can't wait to share the architecture and history of Santa Monica on this walking tour. See where Jim Morrison played his first show and visit the lavish Art Deco hotel that housed a speakeasy during Prohibition. The walking tour covers about 6 blocks and begins at the city's first landmark – the 1875 Rapp Saloon. Tours are open to all ages and limited to six people. Reservations recommended.
Friday-Sunday from 12-2 p.m.
Free/Walk-ins welcome
415 Pacific Coast Highway
The Marion Davies Guest House and splendidly tiled pool were once part of of an opulent estate where actress Marion Davies and William R. Hearst hosted fabulous parties for film luminaries and heads of state in the 1920s. Our free 20-minute guided tours are open to all ages and available for individuals and groups of up to six people. Walk-ins welcome. Masks are required.
Brochures & Booklets
Self-guided Tours
Free & Donations Welcome
Explore Santa Monica with our nine detailed and illustrated brochures and booklets. Take a self-guided tour of Adelaide Drive, home to creatives like Frank Gehry, where residences were built in the early 20th century by wealthy pioneer families. Or take a walk through Santa Monica's first historic district neighborhood, visit six historic locations built by master architect John Byers, plus more!
Santa Monica Conservancy

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