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.
Docent guided tours are offered year-round, Saturdays 10-4pm and Sundays 1-4pm (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. Group tours may also be booked by appointment during the week. Call the Docent Coordinator at (805) 483-7960 ext 3.
Heritage Square’s outdoor Main Plaza capture’s the beauty of the Victorian mansions and surrounding gardens. This spacious, open-air plaza is an ideal setting for luncheons. 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 HSDocentCoord@aol.com or call the Heritage Square Visitor Center at (805) 483-7960.
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 Saturdays 10-4pm and Sundays 1-4pm (weather permitting) and offer access to some of the buildings. Tours are $5 per person. 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 email@example.com. You may also download and fax an application to (805) 486-4299.
Parking onsite is free and may be accessed on the "A", "B" or 8th Street entrance. Tour Busses 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)
Additional information: (Bus Tour information)