Old Orange County Courthouse


Old Orange County Courthouse

211 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714)973-6605 or (714)973-6607
oldcourthouse@ocparks.com

Open: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as well as certain evenings and weekends.

Admission to the Old Courthouse Museum is free. Metered parking is available in the lot on the north side of the Old Courthouse.

Government Services

For information about passports, wedding ceremonies and other records, please contact the Orange County Clerk-Recorder's office, or call it at (714) 834-2500.

OC Parks provides tours of the Old Orange County Courthouse by appointment Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a tour, please call (714) 973-6605. Self-guided tours are also available. Tours are free of charge.

History

Historic Office at the Old Courthouse.The landmark Old Orange County Courthouse is Southern California's oldest court building, and has been witness to many of the events which shaped present day Orange County. From its dedication in 1901, this granite and sandstone building has been the traditional home of county government. Today the 30,000-square foot building has been restored to look much as it had at the turn of the last century. The building contains the Orange County History Center (which includes the Old Courthouse Museum, the Orange County Archives, and the library of the Pacific Coast Archaeological Society) as well as government offices. The building is on the National Register of Historic places and is a State of California Historic Landmark.

Activities

The Old Orange County Courthouse exhibition gallery displays both temporary and permanent exhibits relating to local and regional history. Please call for up-to-date information about exhibits and interpretive programs.

News

August 10, 2015 
Vietnamese Focus: Generations of Stories Exhibition

OC Parks in partnership with the UC Irvine Vietnamese American Oral History Project (VAOHP) present this 8-month art and history exhibition in the historic gallery of the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana from July 2015 to February 2016.


February 10, 2016 
Extended Park Hours Begin March 13

Starting Sunday, March 13, the spring-summer hours for regional parks are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. That includes Carbon Canyon, Clark, Craig, Laguna Niguel, Mason, Mile Square and Yorba regional parks. Irvine Regional Park opens at 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m. Wilderness parks are open at 7 a.m. and close at sunset year round.


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