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Experience the grandeur of early Los Angeles with a visit to the Doheny Mansion located on the downtown campus of Mount Saint Mary's University on Chester Place. Chester Place was an exclusive gated community of Victorian mansions in the early 1900's and home to oil baron Edward L. and Carrie Estelle Doheny for almost 60 years.

Organized in groups of 23, docent-led tours commence in the former home of Edward Doheny's son, Ned, at No. 10 Chester Place and conclude in the Doheny Mansion. The complete tour lasts approximately 2-1/2 hours; the Chester Place segment, which lasts approximately 1-1/2 hours, involves walking and climbing a few stairs. So please wear comfortable walking shoes.


To sign up for a public tour, please click on the highlighted date of the tour you wish to take:

January 6, 2018
March 24, 2018
May 19, 2018
July 14, 2018
October 6, 2018
November 10, 2018

Tours begin at 10:00 am and 10:45 am.


For your group, organization or business, private tours can be arranged for a minimum of 10 and maximum of 40 persons. Groups of more than 20 guests will be separated into two tour-groups staggered 15 minutes apart. Private tours are $20 per person.

A deposit is due one month prior to the tour and payment for the entire group tour must be received at least two weeks in advance. We do not offer refunds and cannot reschedule cancelled tours once complete payment has been received.

If you are interested in scheduling a private tour please contact Esther Diaz at ediaz@msmu.edu to request a specific date and time. Inquires must be submitted four weeks prior to the requested tour date. There is a limit of two private tours scheduled per month and booked on a first come first served basis.

*Note: The Doheny Mansion will be under construction on May 28 through July 25 and will not be available for tours during this time.

All public tours are $20 per person. Proceeds support mansion conservation.

Reservations are essential and must be accompanied by payment. Discounts are available for seniors, groups and MSMU affiliates. No children under 12 years of age. No photographs are allowed inside the Doheny Mansion.

Contact Esther Diaz for further information: Tel 213.477.2764, Fax 213.477.2763, ediaz@msmu.edu

From the Santa Monica Freeway (10) traveling east, exit Hoover and turn right (south). Drive to Adams Blvd. and turn left. Drive about three blocks to St. James Park and turn left again. Turn right on St. James Park and proceed into the Mount Saint Mary's University campus.

From the Harbor Freeway (110) traveling south, exit on the Adams Blvd. offramp and drive two blocks straight to Adams Blvd. and turn left (west) on Adams. Travel 1/2 mile and turn right at St. James Place. Turn right again into St. James Park and proceed into the Mount Saint Mary's University campus.

The Doheny Mansion is an "Official Project" of Save America's Treasures, a national effort to protect America's cultural treasures.