Happy Holidays!
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Preservation Resource Center
Open Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
11am - 2pm... more

Downtown Walking Tour
Every Saturday at 10 am... more
Builder's Exchange, 1501-1509 4th St
News + Advocacy
Ongoing Conservancy efforts and preservation development... more
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street
Santa Monica’s Historic Places
Explore the city’s architectural and cultural heritage... more
Looff Hippodrome, end of Colorado Avenue
Get Involved
Volunteer with the Santa Monica Conservancy... more
Marion Davies Guest House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway
Support Our Preservation Resource Center... more
Shotgun House, 2520 2nd Street
About Us
Celebrating our architectural heritage... more
Pergola at Palisades Park, 915 Ocean Avenue

Preservation Resource Center

Now open!

Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday
11 am - 2 pm, and by appointment
2520 2nd Street

Visit our award-winning Center for user-friendly information about historic resources and preservation. Free tours are offered during operating hours.... more

Weekly Tours

Downtown Walking Tours

Every Saturday at 10 am
1436 Second Street

Beach House Docent Tours

Friday - Monday from 11 am - 2 pm
415 Pacific Coast Highway


December Newsletter Now Available

The latest Conservancy newsletter is now available online, as well as past editions. Our newsletter covers upcoming preservation events, preservation issues, features on the people and places of ... more

Docents Needed at Shotgun House

The Shotgun House offers docents the rare opportunity to actively engage visitors in looking at and talking about the house and its rotating exhibits. Docents create interactive conversations ... more

Call for Nominations: 2018 Preservation Awards

Nominate a project, structure person or group for a 2018 Preservation Award! Every year the Conservancy celebrates the preservation of Santa Monica’s architectural and cultural heritage by honoring exemplary ... more

The Latest on the Civic Auditorium and Sports Field

At the June 27 City Council Meeting, Council voted unanimously to support moving forward on the “temporary” multipurpose sports field in place of the surface parking lot on ... more

The Santa Monica Conservancy Receives Award from Los Angeles Business Council

The Santa Monica Conservancy's Preservation Resource Center received one of two Preservation Awards presented at the 47th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards, hosted by the Los Angeles Business ... more


Happy Birthday, Marion!

You're invited to a winter tradition at the Beach House! Happy Birthday, Marion! features live music, dancing, entertainment, tours and more! more

History of Ocean Park

Discover the transformation of the Ocean Park neighborhood in this lively presentation. more

Walk Wright In: Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright's first Los Angeles Project. Surrounded by a modern theater and art galleries, Hollyhock House comes closer to realizing its original purpose as the centerpiece of a functioning arts complex. more

Julia Morgan Legacy Event

Celebrate the legacy of Julia Morgan, California’s first woman architect. more

2018 Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour

This two-day self-guided journey explores more than 30 of the region’s most beautiful and inspiring private and public landscapes, including the Conservancy's Shotgun House garden. more
Featured Building
The "Inkwell"
“A Place of Celebration and Pain” tops the plaque commemorating this historic gathering place for African Americans long after racial restriction attempts at public beaches were abandoned in 1927. more
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