Landmark Building Tours

Landmark Buildings Tours & Events 2017

Hands on History for Kids

Dingle Elementary School

10 AM to 12:30 PM – 625 Elm Street

History Club students will be dressed in Victorian period costumes and will teach kids to play old-fashioned children’s games–graces, rolling hoops, croquet, and marbles.

There will be copies of old school photos that kids can handle, and displays and time-lines that will help children explore the past and experience a hands-on interaction with local history. Light refreshments will be served.

Historic Woodland Train Depot

Woodland’s Southern Pacific (SP) Train Station is unique. SP had a standard design for its passenger stations. Woodland has perhaps the last of these stations in its original configuration. Sacramento Valley Historical Railways has restored the station to its original grandeur. Sit in the waiting room and pretend you are in another era.

The depot was built in 1911. It is the only remaining of four train depots that served Woodland. The building has witnessed many historical events. Many famous people walked through. The depot saw years of decline and decay as train travel declined. A concerted effort by a coalition of historical preservation groups, the City of Woodland, and many individuals and businesses saved the building from destruction.

The depot is open from 10 AM until 2 PM on Stroll Day. It is located at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Sixth Street.

Woodland Opera House

Heritage Plaza

  • Open for free tours 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Silent Film Festival at 2:00, tickets $10.00 for adults, $5.00 children
  • Available at the box office at 666-9617 and at the door the day of the event.
Silent films are not silent at the Woodland Opera House! The Opera House is fortunate to have Dean Mora returning to accompany the films with music that brings each film to life.
 Dean’s love of old film was rewarded when, shortly after finishing his degree in music at CSU Northridge, he was offered the job of accompanying silent films at the Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood. Dean played every week at the Silent Movie Theatre for six years, accompanying over 200 movies.  He also studied the theatre organ with the legendary Gaylord Carter, learning all the techniques needed to accompany a silent film. He has performed in the Los Angeles Orpheum Theatre, Copley Hall in San Diego, and the Fox Theatre in Hanford. Dean also plays at film festivals. He has performed at the The Roger Ebert Film Festival, the UCLA Film Archives Series, The Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Academy in Beverly Hills, and the Silent Movie Film Festival in Osaka, Japan.
The Opera House is thrilled to have this wonderful artist accompanying our afternoon of silent films.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast 2 Heritage Plaza 8:30-10:30 (ticketed)

Woodland Library @ 250 First St.  (oldest Carnegie Library in California)  Open 9am-4pm  Guided Tour at 10:30

Hands on History for Kids @ Dingle Elementary School, 625 Elm St.  10-12:30  

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 2 515 Second St.  Open 11am-3pm