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La Jolla Modernism Home Tour
Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 10:00am - 3:00pm

Architecture enthusiasts, design devotees, and history buffs alike won't want to miss this unique opportunity explore the midcentury Modern gems of La Jolla. This one-day tour will feature a curated selection of historic, midcentury Modern private residences opening their doors to tour-goers throughout the day. 

La Jolla was fortunate to gain early midcentury Modern buildings by pioneering modernist architects Irving Gill, Rudolph Schindler, Louis Kahn and Richard Neutra. This small village has hosted the offices of top MCM architects Henry Hester, Sim Bruce Richards, Russell Forester, Frederick Liebhardt, and more, who designed spectacular midcentury Modern homes and commercial buildings. These homes have now been rediscovered, sought out, and restored by new owners who appreciate this once-forgotten style. Many have now been designated as San Diego landmarks, protected for future generations to enjoy. 

This rare, self-guided tour opportunity will showcase iconic examples of midcentury Modern architecture and leave a legacy of financial support for the La Jolla Historical Society. Capacity is limited. This event is expected to sell out, reserve your tickets today.


Self-Guided Tickets

Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 10:00am - 3:00pm

La Jolla Historical Society (LJHS) Member - $75

Non-Member - $95

We are immensely grateful to our generous sponsors of the La Jolla Modernism Home Tour: Atomic Ranch, Judge Jonathan T. Colby (Ret.), Diane and John Kane, Keith York/Modern San Diego, David Zippel and Michael Johnston, Agents of Architecture, IS Architecture, Joan and Gary Gand, PaintGreen / Peek Bros Painting, and Hobbs Modern.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact Executive Director, Lauren Lockhart at

Day-Of Tour Information
On the day of the tour, attendees will register at the La Jolla Historical Society Wisteria Cottage at 780 Prospect Street. There you will check in and receive a wristband necessary to gain entrance to each residence, your program guide and map with the locations of the homes. Each ticket holder will have a uniquely assigned order by which to visit the homes to avoid overcrowding. We look forward to seeing you October 14th!
General Terms
Tickets not valid for refunds, cash value or exchanges. If the event is rescheduled, your ticket will be honored at the rescheduled event. The La Jolla Historical Society and event organizers reserve the right to refuse entrance to anyone. Attendees under 16 not permitted. All articles are subject to search with admission. Event producers reserve the right to use photos or graphic images taken at La Jolla Modernism Home Tour. No video cameras, alcohol, simulated weapons, illegal drugs, weapons, tents, tape recorders, lawn chairs, hazardous substances, portable chairs, bicycles, wagons, large backpacks, skateboards, roller blades, coolers, cans, glass containers, large bags, umbrellas, or pets will be allowed brought onto the premises. The holder assumes all risk or danger incidental to the attraction/event whether occurring prior to, during or subsequent to the attraction/event including the risk of cancellation. No exception. This event is rain or shine.
Refund Policy
All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.
Item Transfer Policy
You may give your ticket to another individual.