Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Visiting the Heritage House

Heritage House Hours
Open September from the first weekend after Labor Day to June. (Closed July and August.)

Friday - Sunday:  11:30 am - 4:00 pm

First Tour of the day: 11:45 am

Last Tour of the day: 3:15 p.m.

Closed Monday - Thursday & major holidays

Heritage House
It is an era bygone but not forgotten from a gilded age in Riverside's history.

Owned by the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, this 1891 Victorian showplace depicts life in turn-of-the century Riverside.

Free. Suggested Donation $5.

Gift Shop Hours
Tues-Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Open during special events.

Garage parking is located on Orange Street, between Mission Inn and University Avenues. Garage parking lot #1 is free for the first 90 minutes. Metered Lot and Curbside Parking (Lot 16 located behind Museum and curbside along Mission Inn Ave,) Check posted signs for cost and time limitations. Parking is free after 5 pm and weekends.
ADA Access
Elevator access is located on the southeast side of the Museum building in the staff parking lot. Limited handicap parking is available. To enter, press the elevator doorbell to notify the front desk. A staff member will open the elevator.
Room Rentals/Reservations
If you would like to rent a Museum room for a small group or gathering, please call the museum at least three weeks in advance. The museum does not host weddings.

A Place - A Time . . .

According to an 1895 article in Harper’s Bazar magazine, young couples of moderate means could expect to spend between $5000 and $10,000 in the construction of a house, excluding the cost of a lot. Restoration and development have always reflected the interpretation of such statistics into a local household.

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 more than $200,000 adjusted to today's values.

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