8193 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
(951) 826-5273 (Riverside Metropolitan Museum)
Heritage House & Gift Shop Hours
Open from the first weekend after Labor Day through June. Closed in July and
Friday - Sunday: Open at 12:00 pm
Last Tour AT 3:15 pm
Closed Monday through Thursday & major holidays. Open for special events.
Upcoming in October 2020
Behind the Black Veil**
During the month of October (October 4 - November 3, 2019), Heritage House presents Victorian traditions of mourning, in all their somber glory. With Queen Victoria’s extended mourning, England became a place of dark and dramatic elements that carried over to the new world. Visit Heritage House to see it adorned for traditional mourning and glimpse the clothing, and other traditional and unique relics, associated with these practices. Tours will also include the trappings of communicating with the departed such as séances, scrying, and Tarot readings.
**Join us for a special hair jewelry activity October 12th and 26th at 12:30 or 2 pm | $5/person
Admission: Free. Suggested Donation $5.
On-site parking is available in the lot behind the House. The lot can be accessed by using the house's driveway located to the their right of the house. If the lot is full, please use the street parking available on Magnolia Avenue.
Limited handicap parking is available in the House Parking Lot. An onsite employee or volunteer will assist in accessing the wheelchair lift located on the side of the house. The first floor can be accessed using the lift; however, the second floor is only accessible via the staircase.
The Heritage House does not host weddings or non-departmental events.
School and Group Programs
Please make reservations at least three weeks in advance. To make a reservation, please call: Museum Tours at (951) 826-5273 or contact us by email: MuseumTours@riversideca.gov.
According to an 1895 article in Harper’s Bazaar magazine, young couples of moderate means could expect to spend between $5,000 and $10,000 in the construction of a house, excluding the cost of a lot. The Bradstreet Index, in 1895, recognized Riverside as enjoying the highest per capita income in the United States. Citizens were indeed prosperous, thanks largely to citrus horticulture, but they were not millionaires. Catharine Bettner's net worth in 1892, for instance, was $18,755 or about $519,000 adjusted to 2017 values.