Come Experience More Than Great History at Heritage Square!

Saturday Tours & Scheduled Tours

Plan your step back in time to a bygone era by scheduling your tour at Heritage Square.

Docents provide information about the architecture and the families who lived in the original homes, built between 1876 thru 1912 at our site. The tour is primarily an exterior tour and takes 45-55 minutes.

A $7 dollar prepaid donation is required per guest for online reserved tours Monday thru Friday and on Sundays. 10 AM - 4 PM. Regular Saturday drop-in tours (11 AM - 2 PM) are $5 per guest, paid the day of tour, no reservations needed.

Make your reservations on our online request form on this page. Upon confirmation of securing your tour guide, date, and time, click the PayPal donate button below to prepay for your tour. We will reschedule a tour only once. No refunds for your donation are available once a guide is scheduled.

For groups larger than eight, call (805) 247-0197 or e-mail us at

Make sure to stop by Heritage Coffee and Gifts for a quick lunch, coffee or tea for take-out before or after your tour. Open Monday thru Saturday.

Indoor dining and cocktails are available at The 1901, Tuesday thru Saturday starting at 4 PM.

Tours start at the Heritage Square Visitor Center at 715 South A Street, across from the water tower.


Docent Guided Tours

Heritage Square is by far an exceptionally original and notably historic part of Oxnard. The 15 beautifully restored structures on our site preserve some of the special history of Oxnard’s early pioneer families. You would enjoy a morning or afternoon spent at Heritage Square, a major tourist attraction of which the community enjoys as an event and cultural center. The homes have been re-purposed for business use, but you can still find a glimmer of what was, in historical Oxnard.

Exterior docent guided tours are offered daily year-round, from 10 am - 4 pm (weather permitting and closed some holidays). The tours are approximately 45 minutes long and start at the Heritage Square Visitor Center at 715 South A Street, across from the water tower. Tours are $5 per person (suggested). Group tours may also be booked by appointment during the week. Call the Docent Coordinator at (805) 483-7960

Heritage Square’s outdoor Main Plaza captures the beauty of the Victorian mansions and surrounding gardens. This spacious, open-air plaza is an ideal setting for luncheons and teas. Tour packages can include catered teas and box lunches before or after your scheduled tour.

What makes Heritage Square an ideal choice is our ability to customize our offerings. So whether your group is interested in architecture, the Victorian Era, or just an afternoon filled with local history, we will work with you to craft an unforgettable experience!

If you have any additional questions you can reach us via e-mail at 

People at Heritage Square

Operation Hours

The outside of the buildings may be viewed seven days a week for a self-guided tour, free tour (though donations are greatly appreciated), click here to download: Walking Tour Brochure. We do offer docent guided tours daily from 10 - 4 pm (weather permitting). Tours are $5 per person (suggested). Group tours may be reserved seven days a week by special arrangement. Heritage Square can even offer venues for lunches, dinners, lectures and other presentations. Please call for date and venue availability (805) 483-7960

How to book a Tour

To book a group tour contact our Docent Coordinator or complete the application below, the Coordinator will work with you to create an itinerary that matches your group's interests and time frame. Just give a call to (805) 483-7960 or send e-mail to


Parking onsite is free and may be accessed on the A Street, B Street or 8th Street entrance. Tour buses can access the site by dropping off at the 8th Street Entrance; street parking may be found in the surrounding neighborhood.

Download here: (Group Tour Application)

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