Come visit and explore the last intact shotgun house in Santa Monica, which now serves as an award-winning Preservation Resource Center for our community.

Built in 1897, the little house features three original rooms where you can explore Santa Monica history and learn about preservation. Look behind the walls and the floor to reveal vintage materials, and see if you can find the one original window. Young guests will enjoy the miniature model house decorated with Victorian-era furnishings that were popular when our little house was first built.

Friendly and knowledgeable docents will share information about what life was like in the early 1900s, how the house was saved and rehabilitated, and answer any questions you may have.

Free guided tours of our Preservation Resource Center are open to all ages. Please wear a mask. Walk-ups are welcome and reservations are not required.  Preservation Resource Center. Saturday & Sunday, April 23 & 24. Open for In-Person Tours from 12-2 p.m. 2520 2nd Street.

Submitted by the Santa Monica Conservancy