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Avila Adobe

10 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2921
+1 213-680-2525
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Part of L.A. history

Stop for a visit to the Avila Adobe on Olvera Street and you will learn more about the history of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lawrence, Kansas
Historical 'Avila Adobe'

Historical 'Avila Adobe' throws light on the way people lived in LA / California 205 years ago. The... read more

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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.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good63%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“oldest house” (12 reviews)
“olvera street” (18 reviews)
“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 5 days ago

Stop for a visit to the Avila Adobe on Olvera Street and you will learn more about the history of the city and its people.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historical 'Avila Adobe' throws light on the way people lived in LA / California 205 years ago. The construction has see several earth quakes even... The walls are so thick - Our built in wardrobes are no match. The shops around this attraction sell a...More

Thank Cshastry2
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Avila Adobe is the oldest house in LA, located along Olvera Street, across from Union Station. This is a free exhibit with self guided tours. This is a very interesting thing to see if you're in the downtown LA area.

Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is apparently the oldest house in Los Angeles (built in 1818). Its free to see so that's a plus and it's interesting to see how people lived back in the day. It's pretty small, so don't expect to see as much as you would...More

Thank Colby S
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We were there on a very hot afternoon, but even the cleaning woman in the patio took a break to tell us about the ancient grape vine there. The docent was most informative and answered all our questions. How interesting to learn the history of...More

Thank Telders
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This was a little museum we stumbled accross on our travels. A small old style spanish vila in Olvera St. Shows the way they used to live in the olden days. Worth a visit.

Thank tincoll
Reviewed 28 June 2017

If you are on Olvera Street you can't miss this oldest house in LA. It's free to have a look around but donations are encouraged. Not a lot to look at but very interesting.

Thank newspapertaxi
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
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