The mission of the La Jolla Historical Society is to inspire and empower the community to make La Jolla’s diverse past a relevant part of contemporary life, encouraging exploration of the past in ways that inform the present and shape the future.


Current Exhibition

Landscape photograph of cliffs and Torrey Pines

The La Jolla Historical Society is proud to present Rare Trees & Sacred Canyons: Torrey Pines - San Diego's Symbol of Preservation February 11 - May 28, 2023. Click to see more information on the exhibition and related programming. Open hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 - 4:00pm. Admission is free.

Secret Garden Party

Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla

May 19-20

Experience extraordinary private gardens in the company of garden enthusiasts and friends! The Friday Secret Garden Party on May 19 offers a lively gathering in a beautiful garden setting with music from the Gand Band and specialty cocktails. On May 20, experience the gardens with either Self-Guided or the popular Platinum Tour which includes catered lunch, docent-led shuttle service to the gardens, and an exclusive seventh garden.

Exhibition Programming!

Photograph of sliced section of Torrey Pines pine cone

Mark your calendar and click here to register for events related to our current exhibition!

LJHS After Hours

Wind down your week with a glass of wine and a visit to Wisteria Cottage to explore the current exhibition every third Thursday from 4pm to 6pm.