San Fernando Valley Historical Society

Andres Pico Adobe

Andres Pico AdobeThe Andres Pico Adobe is one of the oldest adobe structures in the City of Los Angeles. Built in 1834, it represents a bygone era and the rich historical past of the San Fernando Valley.

Today the Adobe serves as a museum of Valley history, with exhibits of native American beads, Mission and Spanish-Mexican era artifacts, costumes and clothing that span more than a century, and furniture from the Victorian era, when it was home to members of the Pico family.

Another View of Andres Pico AdobeIn addition to exhibit galleries, the Adobe contains a research library, photographic archives, and is used at the official headquarters of the San Fernando Valley Historical Society. Some souvenirs are available for purchase to help support the Society’s mission.


Hours: Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (except holidays)
Every Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Group tours & historical research are by appointment.

10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA  91346

Enter the parking lot from Brand Blvd. at its junction with Sepulveda Blvd.
Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.


The Pico Adobe has been listed as a historic building at the city, state, and national level as follows:

  • In 1939, the Adobe was registered as California Historical Landmark #362.
  • In 1962, the City of Los Angeles included the Pico Adobe and the Leonis Adobe in its first group of Cultural-Historic Monuments. As of 2007, there were over 850 such monuments, and the Pico Adobe bears the designation as Cultural-Historic Monument #7.
  • In 1966, the adobe was listed on the National Register of Historical Places.