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.
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.