Plan Your Visit

Museum Address

401 East M Street
Wilmington, CA 90744
Tel: (310) 548-7777

Located near the Banning/Wrigley Historic Preservation Overlay Zone in Wilmington, The Banning Estate is a great place to spend the afternoon with family and friends.

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Guided Museum Tours

Take an introductory tour of the Banning Residence, Stagecoach Barn and Improbable Gateway Exhibition. Advance reservations are required. Reservation Requests must be made by phone at (310) 548-7777, Monday -Friday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Reservation requests must be made at least 5 days in advance of your preferred visit date.

Tours available:                                                                                                                                                                     

Tuesday – Thursday: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30
Saturday – Sunday: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30

Safety Guidelines:

  • Each tour will be limited to six people. Groups will be lead through the museum by a Tour Docent. Please be considerate and keep your distance (about 2 arms lengths) from others not in your group.
  • For everyone’s safety, please stay home if not feeling well.
  • Face coverings are required for Guests over the age of 2. Tour Docents and Staff will be masked at all times.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on site if needed.
  • We ask that you please respect the instructions given to you by our Staff and Tour Docents. If any of these requests are not followed the Banning Museum reserves the right to ask you to leave the premises.

Suggested Donation for Tours

Adults: $5  Children: $1                                                                                                                                                           

Payable by cash or check at the time of your visit.

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Street parking is available on M Street and North Banning Boulevard.

Norris Museum Shop

The Museum Shop is open for all special events and during some touring days. Please call the Museum before your visit for further information.


The Museum and the Office are closed on national holidays:

  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

Special Events

The Banning Museum hosts special lectures, book signings, and other events throughout the year. Annual events include:

  • Wisteria Regale
  • Tea & Tunes
  • Phineas Banning Birthday Concert
  • Victorian Christmas

Please check our event listing for more details.