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. Reservations are NOT required and are offered on a first come, first served basis. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tours Offered:                                                                                                                                                    

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

Suggested Donation for Tours

Adults:$5 ,Children:$1     

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

Group Tours:                                                                                                                                            

Group tours are available. Requests must be made by phone at (310) 548-7777, Monday -Friday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. We ask that you please request your tour at least three weeks prior to your preferred visit date. A non-refundable deposit is required and should be received two weeks before your visit.

Safety Guidelines:

  • For everyone’s safety, please stay home if not feeling well.


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
  • Juneteenth
  • 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
  • Phineas Banning Birthday Concert
  • Victorian Christmas

Please check our event listing for more details.