General Phineas Banning Residence Museum

General Phineas Banning Residence Museum is located at East M Street in Wilmington just 20 kilometers south of Los Angeles, California. Parking is available on M Street and North Banning Boulevard. This residence was built in 1864 and was designed and lived in by General Phineas Banning, an entrepreneur and one of the founders of the town of Wilmington.

The 23 room residence was built in the Greek revival style with the interior restored to its previous Victorian splendor. Visitors can view 18 of the rooms on tours running at 12.30, 1.30 and 2.30 Tuesday to Thursday with an additional time of 3.30pm on weekends. The house is closed on all public holidays. Various events and exhibitions are held here throughout the year including fundraising dinners, concerts and Victorian themed Christmas celebrations.

Among the collections to be seen here are china, textile, furniture and wallpaper items of decorative art. The house is decorated liberally with paintings and engravings from the 19th to early 20th century. Visitors can also view historic photographs, postcards and maps in the Library and Archives. There also many rare 19th century books housed in the library.

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