Local History & Attractions
Banning Residence Museum http:/www.banningmuseum.org/
401 East M. Street, Wilmington. The home of Phineas Banning (1830-1885), the founder of the Port of Los Angeles. 310-548-7777.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium http://www.cabrilloaq.org/
Website for the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. Features a virtual tour of the aquarium, plus directions, hours, etc.
Drum Barracks Civil War Museum www.drumbarracks.org
1052 Banning Boulevard, Wilmington. This facility served as the Union Army headquarters in the Southwest (Southern California and the Arizona Territory) from 1861-1871. 310-548-7509.
Fort MacArthur Museum www.ftmac.org
3601 S. Gaffey St. San Pedro. Museum dedicated to preserving the history of the former coast artillery Army base that defended Los Angeles Harbor. 310-548-2631.
Historical Society of Long Beach http://www.historicalsocietylb.org/
210 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach 562-495-1210.
Los Angeles Maritime Museum www.lamaritimemuseum.org
Foot of Sixth St., San Pedro. Museum dedicated to preserving the maritime history of the Los Angeles Harbor area.310-548-7618.
Port of Los Angeles Virtual History Tour http://www.laporthistory.org/.
Virtual tour of Los Angeles Harbor history.
San Pedro Bay Historical Society http://historicalsociety.sanpedro.com/
638 S. Beacon St., San Pedro. This society encourages the restoration and preservation of historic buildings and landmarks in the San Pedro area 310-548-3208.
South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation http://www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org/
Website of the South Coast Botanic Garden on Palos Verdes Peninsula. Features history, directions, hours, and admission fees.
Wilmington on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilmington,_Los_Angeles,_California
Collaborative online encyclopedia Wikipedia's webpage on Wilmington, California.