House Museums & Open-Air Museums of California Photos

House Museums are historic or architecturally important homes restored to a defined period of time and open for public tours. Open-Air Museums are collections of such houses in a village or neighborhood with the addition of farms, commercial or industrial buildings. A list of all house museums in the state follows the featured museums at the top.

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Haas-Lilienthal House, San Francisco Queen Anne corner tower of Haas-Lilienthal House with stick & East Lake style details. San Francisco, CA Front parlor fireplace at Haas-Lilienthal House. San Francisco, CA Magic Chef gas range by American Stove Co. still in use in kitchen at Haas-Lilienthal House. San Francisco, CA
Pardee Home Museum, Oakland, CA Victorian facade of Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA Portrait of Enoch Pardee who made his fortune during California Gold Rush at Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA Split love seat at Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA
Winchester House, San Jose Winchester House built under direction of Sarah Winchester, widow of rifle manufacturer William Winchester. San Jose, CA Door to nowhere at Winchester House. San Jose, CA Bell tower at Winchester House. San Jose, CA
California Governor's Mansion, Sacramento Front porch of California Governor's Mansion. Sacramento, CA Parlor of California Governor's Mansion. Sacramento, CA Fireplace in California Governor's Mansion. Sacramento, CA
Hearst Castle, San Simeon Facade carvings of Hearst Castle. CA Dining hall of Hearst Castle. CA Neptune's Pool at Hearst Castle. CA
Ennis House. Los Angeles by Frank Lloyd Wright Knit-block design by Wright on Ennis House. Los Angeles, CA Ennis House concrete block pattern. Los Angeles, CA Crumbling concrete blocks around windows of Ennis House. Los Angeles, CA
Hollyhock House. Los Angeles by Frank Lloyd Wright Aline Barnsdall "Hollyhock" House. Los Angeles, CA Breezeway leading to Wright's Hollyhock House. Los Angeles, CA Wall opposite Wright's Hollyhock House. Los Angeles, CA
The Gamble House, Pasadena by Greene & Greene David B. Gamble house. Pasadena, CA Gamble house craftsman beam style. Pasadena, CA Gamble house oriental-type lamp typical of Greene & Greene houses. Pasadena, CA
Banning Museum, Wilmington Facade of Banning Mansion Museum. Wilmington, CA Parlor fireplace of Banning Mansion. Wilmington, CA Front office of Banning Mansion. Wilmington, CA
Richard Nixon Birthplace House, Yorba Linda House in which Richard Nixon was born in 1913. Yorba Linda, CA Parlor of Nixon Birthplace with piano where Nixon learned music. Yorba Linda, CA Grounds of Nixon Library. Yorba Linda, CA
Old Point Loma Lighthouse, Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, CA Old Point Loma Lighthouse in sunset light at Cabrillo National Monument. San Diego, CA Parlour in residence at ground level of Old Point Loma Lighthouse. San Diego, CA Kitchen in Old Point Loma Lighthouse residence. San Diego, CA
Old Town, San Diego, CA Sherriff James McCoy House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA Casa de Carrillo or Pear Garden House in Old Town. San Diego, CA Reconstructed Robinson Rose House now Old Town Visitor Center. San Diego, CA
Whaley House Museum, San Diego, CA Whaley House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA Whaley House Museum interior once used as courthouse in Old Town. San Diego, CA Heritage house with cast iron roof railing serves as museum shop on grounds of Whaley House in Old Town. San Diego, CA
Davis House Museum, San Diego, CA William Heath Davis House was built on East Coast & shipped around Cape Horn to San Diego. San Diego, CA Roll top desk at Davis House Museum. San Diego, CA Wood & gas stoves in kitchen at Davis House Museum. San Diego, CA
Marston House, San Diego, CA George White & Anna Gunn Marston House. CA Dining room fireplace with metal canopy at Marston House Museum. San Diego, CA Arts & crafts table & chair with pole lamp in library at Marston House Museum. San Diego, CA
Scotty's Castle, Death Valley Scotty's Castle in Death Valley National Park. CA Scotty's Castle living room. CA Tiled kitchen in Scotty's Castle. CA

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