Visalia Heritage’s Latest Accomplishments

Visalia Heritage Room
at The Lofts at Fort Visalia

People inside museum with history photos
Opening reception held December 7, 2023

This mini museum tells a visual story of Visalia’s first 100 years through photos of early Visalia and a diorama of Fort Visalia. Located downtown at 340 East Oak Avenue, the Heritage Room at the Lofts is on the site of Visalia’s first structure built by European settlers when they first arrived in 1852.

Visit Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Visalia Then and Now
Walking Tour

Scan the QR Code or click on the link to start the
Walking Tour video

Or pick up a printed version at Visit Visalia at 112 E. Main Street

This tour was created in partnership with Visit Visalia

Currently Underway is
the Creation of Visalia’s History Museum & Cultural Center

Visalia Heritage intends to be vibrant and inclusive in celebrating and preserving the rich cultural heritage of our community. We envision opening a center that serves as a catalyst for cultural exchange, education, and engagement, fostering a deep sense of pride and connection to our collective past. Through dynamic exhibits, immersive experiences, and interactive programming, we aim to inspire curiosity, promote understanding, and ignite a passion for our diverse heritage. By embracing our history and traditions, we strive to create a shared space where people of all backgrounds can come together to celebrate, learn, and grow, ensuring that our cultural legacy continues to thrive for generations to come.

Rendering of a building
Rendering of Future
Visalia’s Museum and Cultural Center

Would you like to be a part of this exciting endeavor?

VISALIA HERITAGE is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Corporation founded in 1978 to celebrate and uphold Visalia’s rich heritage through preservation of historic structures and resources for future generations.


JOIN OR RENEW YOUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP this month to support the work of Visalia Heritage. With your annual membership you will receive free or discounted entrance to certain Visalia Heritage events in the coming year and receive our email newsletter.

Members who joined in or after October 2023 do not have to renew until next year.


$25 Individual——$50 Couple/Family——$10 Student