The Redondo Beach Historical Museum, located in the historic 1904 Queen Anne House, is an extensive collection of artifacts, memorabilia, photographs and historic documents that detail the rich and colorful past of the community. You will get a chance to learn about the San Gabriel Mission founded in 1771, the fate of the grand Hotel Redondo, the St. James Chapel built in 1892, an infamous offshore gambling ship during the 1930's and many of the individuals who helped shape Redondo Beach.
Best of all, a guide will give you a personalized look into what life was like in Redondo Beach.
The Queen Anne House also has its own interesting past. Originally built in 1904 on Garnett, the classic Queen Ann cottage was later moved to 318 S. Broadway. The city acquired it in 1989 to save it from demolition, and moved it to its present location to house the historical museum. The house is located next to a Victorian style courtyard named Heritage Court, as well as the Morrell House, a living museum that houses the Redondo Beach Historical Society.
The museum is open to the public on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and on the weekends from Noon to 4 p.m. Privately scheduled tours are also available by request. The museum has posted a pamphlet online to give you a preview of what you will see.
Redondo Beach Historical Museum
302 Flagler Lane, Redondo Beach