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Avila Adobe

10 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2921
+1 213-680-2525
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Well Preserved Oldest House in LA With Museum

December 31, 2016 - Excellent choice to stroll through a part of Mexican history in Los Angeles... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Baltimore, Maryland
Nice museum in the heart of Old Los Angeles

The Avila Adobe museum is a small museum houses in an oldest house structure of Los Angeles. The... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Prawet J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Constructed in 1818, this oldest residence in Los Angeles has been restored as an example of the life style in California during the 1840s.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good61%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“small museum” (3 reviews)
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10 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2921
Central L.A
+1 213-680-2525
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

December 31, 2016 - Excellent choice to stroll through a part of Mexican history in Los Angeles. Each room in the Avila Adobe has either the original or period furniture. In addition to the furniture exhibits, there is accompanying narrative. As you exit the house,...More

1  Thank JerryH9905
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The Avila Adobe museum is a small museum houses in an oldest house structure of Los Angeles. The exhibits mainly focus on household living of Mexican culture such as furniture and different rooms in the a house. When you are in El Pueblo de Los...More

1  Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This beautiful adobe represents what life was like for the original Mexican settlers in Los Angeles.

1  Thank Susan K
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is Los Angeles's oldest house, though it has been extensively refurbished since a relatively recent earthquake did a lot of damage to it. It is now a small museum – furnished as it would have been when first built, very nicely done. It's also...More

1  Thank fussytraveller29
Reviewed 30 September 2016

While visiting Olvera Street on 9/29/16 I was pleasantly surprised to run across this place. I've always been a fan of historic places so this was an added bonus to our day. This is suppose to be the oldest house in Los Angeles. They really...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The Avila adobe house is located on Olvera street in Los Angeles, CA. The Avila Adobe house has the distinction of being the oldest house in Los Angeles. The house/museum is free to the public. I'm not sure if there is payed admission to watch...More

1  Thank Rgd973
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is the oldest standing house in LA. It is a classic adobe structure built during the Mexican period of Los Angeles before the US acquired California. It was used by the US Army during occupation. The Avila family was a prominent family during the...More

1  Thank Grover R
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice walkabout part of LA, Olvera Street, Union Station, City Hall and Chinatown all within walking distance. Avila Adobe is the oldest home in Los Angeles. A very simple representation of life in the early 1800's.

1  Thank Susan K
Reviewed 4 July 2016

After all these years, I finally notices this incredible historic building. It was the first home in LA. It is entirely adobe, the home visit is free. It is sparsely furnished as it was originally with placards appointing out the significant furniture and uses. The...More

1  Thank bitler
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful home, a lot of rich Mexican heritage. Very organized and every corner of the home is decorated with so much history!

1  Thank Eunice c
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