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Heritage House
8193 Magnolia Ave
Riverside
CA
92504
Tel: 951 826-5273

Where are we going today?

When you walk the streets of Riverside, it's quite hard to picture what life may have been like over a century ago. Luckily for you, Heritage House - owned by the Riverside Metropolitan Museum - now offers you a chance to catch a glimpse into this world!

Heritage House was built in 1891, and depicts life in turn-of-the-century Riverside. Kids - how different do you think it might have been?

It was affluent houses just like Heritage House that would have graced Magnolia Ave all those years ago. The house itself was restored and maintained to allow families and visitors a chance to really see and feel what nineteenth-century life would have been.

The tastes, values, and lifestyles have been meticulously researched, and incorporated into the renovations.

The Heritage House isn't just a house though...the children would have wanted somewhere to play! The Heritage House gardens are a beautiful example of 19th century plants that would have been flourishing during that era.

The garden utilizes historically accurate plants, and gives kids and adults educational opportunities. Features include a kitchen herb garden, and a beautiful rose garden. There is a woodland garden, barn area and vegetable garden, and even a butterfly and hummingbird garden!

With all the colors and scents of nature around you, it's a beautiful way to finish your learning experience at the Historic House!

Kids - what do you prefer? 21st century life or 19th century life? After the visit...it might be a tough call! 

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFree. Suggested donation $5
  • ChildrenFree
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Noon to 3:30pm Fri - Sun.

September to June. Closed July and August

Teachers corner

If you book at least three weeks in advance, you can enjoy a school excursion to the house! Why better way to experience history than to be right there!.

I'm Hungry!

There are plenty of places you can grab food in the area before your visit!.

Any Top Tips?

Make sure you arrive 45 minutes before closing. .

Doing our bit

The house and gardens have been meticulously restored to depict true 19th century life. .

Need a little extra help?

THere is limited handicap parking in the House Parking Lot. There is an onsite volunteer who can help you with your wheelchair entering the house. THe first floor has a lift, the second floor is only accessible via stairs..

Can I get one of those?

There of course is a gift shop where you can pick up gifts and souvenirs of the house! Great to keep learning about the lives and history too! .

More information

There is one-site parking in the lot behind the house. .

What people are saying?

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    We pulled off to tired to drive further. And found a little piece of heaven. The staff was very helpful. The room was luxurious and I fell in love in the bathtub. Great ocean view. Ordered in the best room service of my life. It was romantic and the bed so comfortable and the room and deck beautiful. I will definitely be back

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    My husband and I will celebrate our 50th anniversary in June, two nights at the Heritage House Resort, it will probably be our last trip to California because of our age. We are believing for the best so I'm giving it five stars now. I will let you know if they live up to our expectations. Happy anniversary, darling.

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    I normally don't write reviews and honestly I can't even tell you if the food or ambiance was good or bad. The reason is that we had a reservation (made about a month and a half ago) for dinner on November 1st and decided to call them on October 23rd, just to make sure they had us down.

    Here's what we got:

    "Oh, yes, um, I will need to have you talk to your food and beverage manager about that".

    Food and Beverage Manager: "Oh, yes, we were just getting ready to call you because we have arranged for a special event (Halloween Party) and if you...Read More

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    We did not stay at the resort, but we stopped in for dinner at the restaurant/Lounge. The food was delicious! The views were amazing. This is a very classy place, I plan on staying at the resort in the future after the great experience at the restaurant. Our server Carl, was polite and down to earth, very professional and friendly.

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    Great service. Everyone was very friendly. Bar service was fantastic and drinks were good. The view from the room was amazing. The bed was too hard but the room was nice. The cleaning service was lacking *they left their used glove in the room*

    I would recommend this resort and stay here again.

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by William Conner

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I normally don't write reviews and honestly I can't even tell you if the food or ambiance was good or bad. The reason is that we had a reservation (made about a month and a half ago) for dinner on November 1st and decided to call them on October 23rd, just to make sure they had us down.

Here's what we got:

"Oh, yes, um, I will need to have you talk to your food and beverage manager about that".

Food and Beverage Manager: "Oh, yes, we were just getting ready to call you because we have arranged for a special event (Halloween Party) and if you would like to join us, that would be great but we are not accepting any private reservations for that evening"

This is about one week before the event and they didn't even bother to call to let us know. Said they were going to "call us tonight".

A lot of people have had great things to say about The Haritage House and I wish them well, but I'm calling B.S. on the whole switcheroo deal. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL.

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