Before the United State of America had a constitution or its first President, there was El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles (The Town of the Queen of Angels) – the future City of Los Angeles – settled by the Spanish in 1781.
Las Angelitas del Pueblo is a non-profit organization of civic minded volunteers, which offers historically accurate free tours of the historic plaza area, the focal point of El Pueblo, as it has evolved under the flags of Spain, Mexico and the United States of America. Free tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday at 10 am, 11 am, and 12 noon.
Las Angelitas del Pueblo has been conducting plaza tours since 1969, introducing more than 10,000 visitors a year to the “birthplace of Los Angeles.”
The historic plaza area, including Olvera Street’s colorful Mexican shops and restaurants, is Los Angeles’ El Pueblo de Los AngelesHistoricalMonument and contains some of the city’s oldest structures. In addition to Olvera Street, there are multiple museums and points of interest located in the plaza area that may be seen before or after a tour.
For teachers, a California Education Standards based Curriculum Guide for Grades K through 5 is available.
Docent training classes are offered periodically with the most recent class completed in the Spring, 2013. The date for the next class is pending. Docents will learn historically accurate information about the founding and growth of Los Angeles, while practicing the skills needed to conduct tours. To become a Las Angelitas del Pueblo docent, see Be a Docent.
Located across the street from Union Station, El Pueblo is easily reached by automobile, bus, subway, trolley car or train. See Plan Your Visit.
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