Home to the Doheny family for nearly 60 years, the Doheny Mansion was built in 1899 for the Oliver P. Posey family by architects Theodore Eisen and Sumner Hunt. Its eclectic Romantic Revival exterior unites elements of Gothic, Chateauesque, Moorish and even California Mission styles. The opulent interior reflects the wealth and status of pioneering oil baron Edward L. Doheny, who purchased the mansion in 1901 and, with his wife Estelle, led a fascinating life within its walls.
Left to the stewardship of Mount Saint Mary's University, the Doheny Mansion and all of the surrounding properties on historic Chester Place now form the University's downtown campus.
TOURS: Explore and learn more about this storied mansion through our program of public and private tours. No tours for 2021 have been scheduled at this time. No tours will be held between January-June 2021. It is unknown at this time if tours will be able to be provided in the latter half of 2021. Check back for updates.
DOHENY DOCENTS: Take the opportunity to learn more about the mansion and share it as a volunteer docent.
DA CAMERA CONCERTS: Experience internationally-noted ensembles performing chamber music in the mansion's spectacular Pompeian Room.
FILMING: Secure this popular film location for feature and television productions, commercials and still photography.