We are convieniently located in the heart of Hollywood.
2100 North Highland Avenue,  90068

Directly across from the Hollywood Bowl


The Hollywood Heritage Museum is housed in the beautifully restored Lasky-DeMille Barn (c. 1895). The Museum features archival photographs from the silent movie days of motion picture production, movie props, historic documents and other movie related memorabilia. Also featured are historic photos and postcards of the streets, buildings and residences of Hollywood during its heyday.


On December 27, 1956 the Lasky-DeMille Barn was designated a California State Historic Landmark No. 554 representing the birth of the Hollywood motion picture industry. Since 1985 Hollywood Heritage Inc. has funded the preservation, restoration and maintenance of this early Hollywood treasure.


Ample free parking. Adults: $7, Members and children under 12: Free.


The Hollywood Heritage Museum makes a unique and exciting location for wrap parties; book signings, movie premieres, Holiday parties and many other special events. To request rental information sent via email click here.

As the Museum is occasionally closed due to events at the Hollywood Bowl, or other occurrences, you may wish to phone the Museum before your visit to make sure we will be open at (323) 874-2276.

The museum is now open 5 days a week, Wednesday - Sunday
from Noon until 4:00 pm.




Click the door to enter our gift shop

Hollywood Heritage Museum Archive & Collections

Hollywood Heritage maintains an archive which includes documents,  photographs and other paper ephemera relating to the history of both Hollywood and the film industry. We also maintain an object collection which includes costumes, equipment and props used in films.

Our archive contains building survey records assembled since the 1980s of buildings in Hollywood.  In some cases, no records have survived for any number of buildings, but the records we do maintain can include construction, repair and remodeling permits, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Our visual records for buildings in Hollywood include various types of local publications and materials produced by those businesses for promotion, such as brochures, menus, postcards, advertisements, club or organizational newsletters and programs.

We have select special collections, such as our material on the Hollywoodland housing development and its founder, S.H. Woodruff.

Our entertainment industry archives contain photographs, programs, and heralds promoting films from the beginning of the industry. We do loan items from our collection and have contributed to exhibits and displays at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Autry Southwest Museum, The Jewish Museum in Vienna, and the House of History Museum in Wurttemburg, Germany. 

The archives are accessible through appointments made through our collections manager, 

Richard Adkins. To contact us, email your requests or inquiries HERE.

Hollywood Heritage Museum + Archive + Preservation Society

2100 N. Highland Ave.

Hollywood, CA 90028

Telephone:  (323) 874.2276  

Email: store@hollywoodheritage.org

Museum Hours:

closed until further notice

During the summer: Due to the Hollywood Bowl's schedule, please call to make certain that we are able to be open.


Hollywood, which had been founded in 1886 was incorporated as a City in its own right, outlawing the serving and sale of alcohol, the exhibition of motion pictures, and the herding of over 200 head of sheep down Prospect (later Hollywood) Boulevard.