Heritage Holidays at the Bembridge

The Magic of the Season returns with all its traditional beauty and splendor. The Holiday Spirit of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa will be celebrated in decorations and displays inside and outside the historic Bembridge House.

The theme for 2023 is “Dreaming of a Holiday Getaway.” Everyone is invited to attend the Bembridge House tours and enjoy the yummy cookies. Our special Friday night tour is for Adults only as holiday wassail (wine) is served, along with light refreshments.

The Daytime Tours are from 1:00p – 2:30p (Saturday, Sunday and Tuesdays), tickets cost $15 (children when accompanied by an adult are free). The one night only Adult tour on Friday is from 6:00p – 7:30p, tickets cost $20.



Thank You For Giving!

On September 21st, you generously gave to Long Beach Heritage to help paint our historic Queen Anne Victorian headquarters and museum, the Bembridge House.  Forty-two donors contributed $3,400 and additional offline donations came in as well.

If you would still like to make a tax-deductible donation to help paint this nationally-recognized landmark, you can do so by making an online donation at the link below, or by mailing a check to our address listed at the bottom of this webpage.  Thank you for your support!



UPDATE:  The Queen Mary Heritage Foundation

Long Beach Heritage is pleased to support the City’s efforts to restore and preserve the iconic Queen Mary.  A new webpage for the Queen Mary Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, advocacy, and education of this historic landmark, has been created.  You can purchase annual memberships and make donations to help preserve the Queen Mary by clicking on the link below.



Long Beach Architecture Week Is A Success!

Thank you everyone for your participation with Long Beach Architecture Week 2023!  From our beloved annual Preservation Awards show, to the (select) Great Homes Tour, as well as our collaborations with the other wonderful events and tours, we are proud to join the community in celebrating our wonderful places.  We look forward to next year!


Historic Bembridge House (1906). Photo by Christopher Launi

Tour With Us!

Join our docent-led Walking tours in the East Village, Downtown, North Pine, and Willmore City.  Get the details here!

Note:  The Bembridge House will be closed for tours until late January 2024 as we host our special Bembridge Holiday events in December.  Event tickets can be purchased by clicking here!

Tour the historic Bembridge House, a local and national landmark, on Tuesday afternoons and the fourth Saturday of each month at 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm; tours are led by our amazing docents!  Advance reservations (date selection not required) are $5 and made through PayPal. Your Paypal receipt is your ticket. Donations can also be made at the door. Make a reservation today!


The Dolly Varden Hotel (1929-30). Photo by Louise Ivers.

Advocacy News

Long Beach Heritage continues to advocate for our beloved historic and cultural resources.  Learn more about our latest efforts


Support cultural and historic preservation by becoming a member of Long Beach Heritage today!


East Village

2nd Saturday of each month


3rd Saturday of each month

North Pine

Quarterly (Feb, May, Aug, Nov)

Willmore City

4th Saturday (Feb, Mar, Apr, May)