By Deb Flomberg
Explore the past and visit The Heritage Museum of Orange County. It is a fascinating museum that is comprised of several buildings over more than 12 acres with tons of beautiful scenery and of historic information. Adults and children alike will love exploring the old buildings, learning all about the heritage and history of Orange County. There are always fun events happening and lots of things to do, so check the website and visit often.
The main part of the museum is the historic plaza with several 1890’s-era buildings surrounded by beautiful gardens and citrus groves. You’ll find the Kellogg House here, which has been a popular destination for schools and groups for many years. You can learn all about the Victorian era here with a variety of tours, tea parties, and other fun activities. The Maag House is another popular spot to explore, having been built back in 1899. This lovely Colonial Revival home is another home that is currently undergoing restoration, but you can still appreciate the exterior and visit the original Maag carriage barn and water tower/pump house, which is now a small gift shop.
There are lots of other great things to see at the Heritage Museum of Orange County. Check out the Memories of Mexican Schools exhibit for a fantastic display all about the Mexican school and this historic way that all the children were educated. Or marvel at the beautiful Victorian Dollhouse on display and delight in all the carefully crafted miniatures. You will also want to visit the real working blacksmith shop, home to the Orange County Blacksmith Guild, where you can learn all about the historic significance of blacksmithing.
A fun destination like this museum, you’ll want to take the whole family in style. Make sure to set out in the 2013 ML550 SUV from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. It is a great way to transport the whole family in comfort, while ensuring plenty of room for souvenirs, a picnic lunch or anything else you’ll want to bring along. Plus you get to enjoy the true luxury of the one and only Mercedes-Benz.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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