Olvera Street was often a destination place for me as a child. I visited Olvera Street every year during the annual elementary school’s field trip (either by school bus or by Amtrak train rides from Placentia to Union Station). I also visited Olvera Street with my parents whenever we entertained visiting relatives or friends.
As a child, I remembered the tour guides hammering into my head that Olvera Street was “The Birthplace of Los Angeles.” Now that I am an adult, I returned to Olvera Street to appreciate what this place had to offer. Luckily for me, fellow mommy friends have coordinated a get together for our families to partake in the Olvera Street excursion.
It turns out that the City, through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, offers free public tours on Tuesdays through Saturdays (10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m.), which are led by knowledgable volunteer docents. More information on how to arrange for such tours with the docents, also known as Las Angelitas del Pueblo, can be found here.
Here are some photos from our adventures to the Birthplace of Los Angeles.
Here are maps of Olvera Street and El Pueblo de Los Angeles should you decide to tour the vicinity on your own. Enjoy!
El Pueblo de Los Angeles/Olvera Street
125 Paseo De La Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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