Become a Docent

Las Angelitas del Pueblo Docent Training: Start Your Journey Here

Las Angelitas holds docent training class for new tour guides annually. The next training class is scheduled for four Saturdays in March and April 2024 (March 16 & 30 and April 13 & 27) from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Following the class, there is also an optional fifth class on a weekday in May with a special behind-the-scenes tour.  This tour visits areas of the Pueblo that are not generally accessible to the general public, including the inside of the Merced Theater (LA’s first theater), the “tunnels” underneath the buildings south of the Plaza, the second floor of the Firehouse Museum, the location of the planned Water Museum and directly next to David Alfaro Sequeiros’ America Tropical mural.

Classes feature presentations, lectures, and short demonstration tours and focus on the early history of Los Angeles, beginning with indigenous life before the city’s founding as a Spanish pueblo in 1781 and continuing through the Mexican War of Independence, acquisition by the United States, and its subsequent growth. This is a great opportunity to study international, regional and local history. Experienced docents will also demonstrate best practices in how to give a tour.

All Las Angelitas docents commit to volunteering two weekdays or one Saturday per month, and those tour hours start after a provisional period following training. Tours last from 15 minutes to 55 minutes and cover various locales throughout the park including the Plaza, the Pobladores Plaque (Founders Plaque), the Pico House, the Avila Adobe, Leo Politi’s “Blessing of the Animals” mural, David Alfaro Sequeiros’ “America Tropical” mural and more.

Benefits of becoming a docent include building relationships with people who share a love of history and culture, becoming an active participant in the community, hearing regularly scheduled guest lecturers, taking behind-the-scenes field trips to destinations around the city, and more.

To sign up for the 2024 Las Angelitas del Pueblo Docent Training Class, email

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We hope you will join us!

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