Heritage Museum of Orange County
The Heritage Museum of Orange County is a cultural and natural history center dedicated to preserving, promoting, restoring, and enhancing education of the heritage of Orange County and the surrounding region since 1985 through quality hands-on educational programs for students and visitors of all ages.
The centerpiece of the museum, which covers nearly 12 acres in all, is a historic plaza featuring several buildings from the 1890s set amid extensive floral gardens and citrus groves. Among these is the Kellogg House, familiar to teachers and students throughout Orange County as a favorite field trip destination for nearly 25 years. Our educational programs offer school children the opportunity to partake in innovative hands-on programs designed to encourage exploratory and imaginative learning.
Over the past decade, the museum has sustained itself by developing a fee-based social service enterprise, and by offering a variety of other activities including
We are also the home of various organizations:
-Victorian Tea Society
-Orange County Blacksmith Guild
-Orange County Astronomers
-Orange County Herb Society
-Master Gardeners of Orange County
Finally, the Heritage Museum of Orange County are the caretakers of Santa Ana’s last surviving freshwater marsh, a tiny remnant of the extensive wetlands that once existed throughout the lowlands of Orange County