Highland Park Heritage Trust Bi-Monthly Walking Tour

This tour explores the rich and varied architectural and social history of the Sycamore Grove area of Highland Park, one of Los Angeles’ oldest neighborhoods.

Located along the Arroyo Seco, Highland Park was created in 1870 by developers who purchased the territory from Spanish and Mexican landowners. Incorporated into Los Angeles in 1895, it quickly became a thriving part of the city, and was once home to both Occidental College and USC’s School of Fine Arts.  At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Arroyo Seco was a center of the nation’s emerging Arts and Crafts movement, and was home to one of Los Angeles’ first great preservationists, naturalist Charles Fletcher Lummis.  Highland Park -Garvanza has the city’s largest historic district (Historic Preservation Overlay Zone) with approximately 2,500 structures.


Saturdays in 2017:  August 26, October 28, (December 16 canceled)

Saturdays in 2018: coming soon.

Start Time:  10:00 AM

Length:  2-1/4 hours

Distance Covered:  About 1-1/4 miles total walking

Walking Difficulty:  Moderate, stairs, not wheelchair accessible, no pets or strollers, not recommended for children younger than 12 years old

*Please Note: Reservations are required by 11:59pm on the Wednesday prior to tour date.

$5.00 – HPHT / LAC Members
$10.00 – Non-members

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  • Sycamore Grove Park and the Sousa-Hiner Band Shell
  • La Casita Verde (former Ziegler House)*
Liddell “La Boheme” House* and the Baker House*
The Hiner House*
Craftsman homes of Sycamore Terrace, known as “Faculty Row”
  • Occidental’s Highland Park building foyer and hall (now an apt bldg)

Tour in Spanish by special arrangement

*Interiors visited, subject to availability


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Dec 17 walking tour canceled. Stay tuned for list of 2018 tours.

**Be sure to print your receipt once your payment has been made or have your receipt on your phone.

Click here for directions to the Sycamore Grove Walking Tour Meeting Location.

Thank you for joining us on our Highland Park Heritage Trust walking tour!
We look forward to seeing you!