10/13/2018 - 10/14/2018
Torrance Historical Society & Museum

Original Fall Tour of Historic Homes

Address: 1345 Post Avenue, Torrance, CA, USA
Phone: (310) 328.5392

Mark your calendars, as it’s time for the Torrance Historical Society’s Original Fall Tour of Historic Homes in Old Torrance (the original footprint of the City)! This only-happens-every-two-years-so-we-do-it-up-right event is open to the general public and has been a long-standing tradition for over 35 years, now.

The homes on the tour reflect an eclectic mix – from Spanish Colonial Revival to Craftsman Bungalow to Mission Revival – which characterize and add to the charm of Old Torrance — founded 1912. Houses on the Tour were built between 1918 and 1936. Each home will have a Model A car parked in front of it courtesy of South Bay Touring A’s.

Here are the details . . .
When: Saturday & Sunday, October 13th – 14th, 2018

Where: The self-guided Original Fall Tour of Historic Homes begins at the Torrance Historical Society & Museum – 1345 Post Avenue, Old Torrance

Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, both days (Museum opens at 10:30 AM)
Tickets: $25 – tickets are purchased directly from the Museum either day of the tour, or online via PayPal – (PayPal tickets will be available for pick-up at the Museum’s front desk)
Info: 310.328.5392 or

Refreshments: Complimentary lemonade and Torrance Bakery Cookies ( will be served from the historic 1925 Woman’s Club with an added bonus of Views of Torrance art by the Artists of Torrance Artist Guild and Destination: Art, and the Torrance Rose Float Association’s – Floating Through the Decades — large framed photos of all the city of Torrance’s winning Tournament of Roses Parade entries — being on display

 The homes may viewed in any order, on either day, and all are within walking distance from the Museum — the furthest being six blocks away. Local restaurants will be offering Home Tour Specials.

Additional elements of the Home Tour include . . .

  • As you stroll the tree-lined streets of Old Torrance, you will also see plein air artists at work.
  • Special display of Hometown Hero, Louis Zamperini (in Museum)
  • Opportunity to win a Progressive Dinner for six in three Historic Homes – drawing to be held on November 8, 2018 (winner will be notified) – tickets $10 each or 3/$25 – Dinner will be Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Proceeds from the fundraiser directly benefit the Museum – archiving activities, historical discoveries, research projects, special programs, its operation and exhibits.

This event generously sponsored by The Van Lingen Group (