in Santa Fe Springs, California 90670
|Hathaway Ranch Museum Schedule|
|Open Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Admission is free; a suggested donation of $4.00 per
person is appreciated.
Onsite parking is free; on street parking is available but not recommended.
Closed on all major Holidays. Group and off-hour tours by
Telephone (562) 777-3444 for additional information.
The Hathaway Ranch Museum is available for large outdoor gatherings,
receptions and other social events and provides a unique setting for any
occasion. Call (562) 777-3444 for more information or to reserve a day and time,
or FAX your request to (562) 945-1892.
Francine Rippy, Museum Director: (562) 696-8671
(Please leave a message if no answer)
or contact the museum's director by Fax (562) 945-1892
Richard and Nadine Hathaway,
50th wedding anniversary ,1985.
We are a museum of family and community history located in the heart of Southern California, preserving five generations of memories and artifacts. The museum's predecessor, the Rancho Santa Gertrudes Historical Society, was founded August 9, 1983, and the Hathaway Ranch Museum was incorporated as an operating foundation in October, 1986. Nadine Hathaway was the driving force behind both the formation and successful daily operation of both the historical society and the museum, and she was enthusiastically involved in the daily activities of the Hathaway Ranch Museum up until late 2000, when failing health finally prevented any further strenuous daily participation. Richard F. (Dick) Hathaway, was also active alongside his wife, Nadine, supporting her various historical interests up until his passing in 1986 with his extensive historical knowledge of the area and his collection of historic books, maps photographs and artifacts. The museum's five-acre site holds some one-hundred and forty years of Hathaway family and community history. Come visit us and take a tour of our five acres of rusty, dusty history, and hear stories about the ranch and early Santa Fe Springs. Our landmark focal point is the large two-story 1933 Spanish-Mediterranean style ranch house, along with a flat-belt line-shaft driven machine shop, and myriad historic farm and ranching structures, oil drilling equipment, and much more.
The Hathaway Ranch Museum is located about 15-miles east of downtown Los Angeles in Santa Fe Springs, at 11901 Florence Avenue, between Norwalk Boulevard and Pioneer Boulevard. All bounding streets are major four-lane access routes easily connecting with the Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) or the San Gabriel Freeway (Interstate 605). The location is central to the City of Santa Fe Springs, and is less than a mile from the Town Center area. Adjacent to the Northeast corner of the Museum is Heritage Park.
Hathaway Ranch Museum
11901 Florence Avenue
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
FAX (562) 945-1892