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Just a few miles from the LA Waterfront, the beautiful Banning Mansion is a City, State and National Historic Landmark. The gracious, stately Victorian residence and surrounding grounds beckon visitors to experience life as it was in the mid-to...more
Phineas Banning came to San Pedro from the east coast in 1851 and thirteen years later he built his Greek Revival residence. It is interesting that during his time Phineas could stand on his porch and see six miles in front of him to the...More
The Banning House is an interesting slice of SoCal history. The house and facilities are well preserved and maintained and show great pride of ownership. The house itself is Greek Revival and from an architectural point of view rather plain but the history of the...More
My husband, our 3 year daughter and I went to the Christmas open house at the Banning musuem two years in a row. The whole property gets really decked out for the holidays. The beautiful house is decorated on the inside and outside, free tours...More
The Banning Museum is a beautiful home. Guests pay a $5 donation at the visitors center. They only accept cash, but it really is a donation. I didn't have cash on me and they let me in anyway. The staff are very friendly. The Visitor...More
A beautiful house! The visitor center showed a film on the history of the family. Then I had an hour long guided tour which included the house, stable, and school room. The docents were great. Put it on your list of places to visit.
We visited the Banning mansion/museum. You need to pay a small fee before you are given a your. The small house where you get your tickets, is a great start to familiarize yourself with the home and history. Our tour guide gave us a lot...More
P T Banning was the father of the deep water port at San Pedro. This is his family residence. Docent tours of the interior feature furnishings original to the house and family history. Photos outside are permitted, but not inside. A reproduction of a Banning...More
OK, it's out of the way - but really where else can you get a full hour plus of undivided attention from the helpful docent? Interesting to see what is essentially an east coast almost plantation style greek revival transplanted to CA. In some ways...More
This house is a great example of the diverse, and often hidden, historical gems in Los Angeles. This house is in Wilmington near the port. It is a beautiful house that has be decorated for the era and even has some of the original family's...More
I enjoyed my tour today. Turned out to be just me and the docent. Beautiful old house, excellent example of Victorian design. If you are interested in LA/Southern California history you need to stop by and take the tour. Friendly staff. The tour takes about...More
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Hello. Thanks for your question. All tours are led by docents but you must come at the specified time to join a tour. Those specific days and hours are posted on our website, The Banning Museum. Also, you must come at the... More
Hello. Thanks for your question. All tours are led by docents but you must come at the specified time to join a tour. Those specific days and hours are posted on our website, The Banning Museum. Also, you must come at the start of the tour time to join a tour.
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