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 Ends May 28

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 - SOLD OUT

Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla - SOLD OUT

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 the Self-Guided Tour.

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.

Shaping Our Stories Camp

A smiling young girl standing in front of historic green building showing a drawing she created. In the background is grass and plants.

Join our team of educators for a fun week of playing history detectives, sketching beautiful architecture, and recording personal oral histories inspired by family treasures!