Originally completed in 1887 to be a railroad hotel, the Walker House, located at 121 N. San Dimas Avenue, never had a paying customer thanks to the land bust of the late 1880's. James and Sue Walker of Kentucky purchased the building in 1889 and it became home to several generations of their family. In 1972 the Walker House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the most significant historical building in the City of San Dimas. In late 2000, the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Dimas purchased the building and initiated a restoration and renovation project. The restored Walker House is the home of the San Dimas Historical Society and the San Dimas Festival of Arts. This grand building is a link to our past and now a treasure for our future. Please enjoy the many activities hosted in this beautiful location.
Docent led tours are given by the San Dimas Historical Society and are available by reservation only. Please call (909) 592-1190 for reservations and information. The San Dimas Historical Society Museum and the Gift Shop is open in conjunction with the 2nd Story Gallery on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on the second and third Friday and Saturday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The San Dimas Festival of Arts hosts the 2nd Story Gallery open house on the second and third Friday and Saturday of each month from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. The 2nd Story Gallery at the Walker House displays art work by a different artist every month. Admission to the 2nd Story Gallery is free for everyone to enjoy. Please call (909) 599-5473 for additional information. For complete information visit the Festival of Arts website.