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Avila Adobe

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Address: 10 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Constructed in 1818, this oldest residence in Los Angeles has been restored...

Constructed in 1818, this oldest residence in Los Angeles has been restored as an example of the life style in California during the 1840s.

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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. Each room in the Avila Adobe has either the original or period furniture. In... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland
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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, you enter an inner courtyard and along one of the walls is more historical narrative.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 11 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 Angeles, it is worth your time to stop by to learn about the Mexican household... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

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

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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 13 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 free entry, which is very nice. By far the most interesting thing on Olvera Street.

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Anaheim, California
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Reviewed 1 October 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 done a good job of maintaining it and there were a few people working inside... More 

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New Jersey
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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 a film/documentary about the dwelling, but one room had a TV and an area that... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed 30 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 Mexican period which can be seen in the house. The group providing oversight has worked... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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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.

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Newport Beach, CA
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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 outdoor kitchen, located in the courtyard was so interesting. This is a don't miss attraction.

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Reviewed 20 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!

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