Experience the grandeur of early Los Angeles with a visit to the Doheny Mansion located on the downtown campus of Mt. St. Mary’s College on Chester Place. Chester Place was an exclusive gated community of Victorian mansions in the early 1900’s and home to oil baron Edward L. and Carrie Estelle Doheny for almost 60 years.
The Doheny home is a Gothic Renaissance style Victorian mansion and was designed by architects Theodore Augustus Eisen and Sumner P. Hunt in 1899. The mansion boasts a marble-pillared Great Hall, the Pompeian Room with imported Siena marble and a Tiffany iridescent glass dome. The home contains furniture copied by permission of the Italian government from Pompeian furniture in a Rome museum and many of the original furnishings in its other opulent rooms.
The tour starts in the former home of Edward’s son, Ned Doheny, at #10 and includes the history of Chester Place, the Doheny family and other prominent residents of the neighborhood.
The private group tours consist of docent-led groups with a minimum of 10 and maximum of 40 people. Organizations bringing more than 20 guests will be separated into two tour groups and staggered 15 minutes apart. A deposit is due one month prior to the tour and payment for the entire group tour must be received at least two weeks in advance. We do not offer refunds and cannot re-schedule cancelled tours once complete payment has been received.
Reservations are a must. The price is $20 per person. No children under 12 years of age please. We ask that you do not take any pictures inside the Mansion; however, photos of the surrounding property are permitted.
For more information, please contact Dionna Watson at 213-477-2962.