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:

  • 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.
  • Proof of Full Vaccination* and Personal ID for anyone over the age of 12 is required. Negative tests will not be accepted. (*Fully Vaccinated: Two weeks after receiving a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccination or two or more weeks after receiving the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination.)
  • For everyone’s safety, please stay home if not feeling well.
  • Masks are recommended but not required indoors. 
  • 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.