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Join us for an information-filled tour of historic downtown Santa Ana and learn more about our city. These tours often coincide with our Open House events and are also a perfect prelude to the "first Saturday" arts openings at the downtown Artist Village on the same evenings.


(Important Note: Visit our Upcoming Events Calendar to determine when the next tour is. Due to the limited availability of tour leader, our tours are not as frequent as we would like.)

Docents lead small groups to view the exteriors of many of Santa Ana's most interesting old buildings, including the Old Orange County Courthouse, the Masonic Temple Building, old City Hall, the Spurgeon Building, and the Santora Building.

Tours start at the Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House at 2:30 pm. Groups are limited to 20 people each. Reservations are highly recommended, as tours may be cancelled if no reservations are received. The cost is $8 per person and includes a beautifully detailed map of the historic downtown area.

Call the Society at 714 547-9645 at least 3-4 days in advance to confirm your reservation. Be sure to give us your name, number in party, phone numbers, and date you would like to tour. (If we do not have a tour scheduled and you have a large group, please call to see if we can arrange a special weekend tour for your party.  This is subject to the availability of our main tour leader).


Read this article from the LA Times about the tour.


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