Street Address
2612 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Mailing Address
2612 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
phone: 310-392-8537
fax: 310-392-8538
e-mail: calmuseum@earthlink.net
web: www.californiaheritagemuseum.org
Hours
Sunday, Wednesday - Saturday11 AM - 4 PM
Last tour at 3:30 p.m.
Admissions
General Admission: $8
Seniors: $5
Members: free
Students: $5
Children under 12: Free
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff

Description

History of the Roy Jones House

The building that houses the California Heritage Museum’s exhibits is as interesting and unique as the exhibits themselves.

In the late nineteenth century the renowned architect Sumner P. Hunt built the home for Roy Jones, son of the founder of Santa Monica, Senator John Percival Jones. City Trustees granted Jones a permit to dig a cesspool on April 16, 1894, marking the first step taken in the construction of the house. One of Sumner P. Hunt's earliest surviving buildings, the Roy Jones Home is designed in a style in transition from the elaborate Victorian Queen Anne Revival, to the simpler American Colonial or Georgian Revival style.

Mission

To present displays of American decorative and fine arts and to promote the passion that is collecting.

ADA

Parking

Limited free parking exists adjacent to the Museum. Paid parking is available in the beach lots and coin lot #11, located north of Ocean Park Boulevard off Main Street.

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Services

Gift Shop - Books

The Museum offers an extensive collection of books relating to our heritage, including many published specifically in conjunction with our exhibits.

Gift Shop - Lithographs

Acknowledging that Santa Monica has become the center of present day artistic growth, the Museum has showcased young, mid-career and well established artists to an ever growing audience.

Gift Shop - Posters

Each special exhibit presented by the Museum has a poster specially designed for it.

Group Tours

The Museum welcomes visitors of all ages. However, to allow everyone to get the most from their visit, special school and group tours are by appointment only.

Gift Shop

Group Tours