Autry National Center

Event Highlights

Western Music Association Monthly Jam

Sunday, December 21, Noon–3:00 p.m.

Join musicians and cowboy poets as they perform stories and songs of the romantic Old West, contemporary music of the American West, and songs of the open range and the American cowboy. Hosted by the California Chapter of the Western Music Association. More


Sunset in Wyoming (1941) and The Cowboy and the Indians (1949)

Saturday, December 27, Noon–2:30 p.m.

On the fourth Saturday of every other month, two Gene Autry films are screened in the Imagination Gallery's Western Legacy Theater. This month you are sure to hear Gene Autry sing his iconic Christmas song "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)." More

Inside The Autry


December 24, Christmas Eve: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
December 25, Christmas Day: Closed
December 31, New Year's Eve: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
January 1, New Year's Day: Open 


Check out High Five Art, a new outdoor art contest! The deadline for submissions is
February 1, 2015.

What Visitors Are Saying

The Route 66 exhibit is informative, impressive, and enlightening. I didn't expect to re-learn so much about our country’s history from the Great Depression to the Dust Bowl through WWII to present day.

– Eric M., Yelp

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Collections Spotlight

The History of Wells Fargo & Company is inseparable from the history of the American West. The stagecoach and six horses – the symbol that is synonymous with Wells Fargo – recalls a time when the stagecoach was the dominant means of long-distance transportation and communication.

The Motoring Explorer – Philip Johnston and the American Southwest: The rise of auto tourism played out in the Auto Club’s member magazine—originally titled Touring Topics before a name change to Westways in 1934—especially in the work of Philip Johnston, the author of 120 articles between 1925 and 1962.

Capturing California’s Romantic Past – The Watercolor Works of Eva Scott Fenyes: This online exhibition features slideshows and stories behind 56 watercolors of California adobes by Eva Scott Fenyes in the Autry’s collection.

The Colt Revolver in the American West: This online exhibition features slideshows and the stories behind 130 Colt artifacts in the Autry's collection.

Spanish Songs of Old California: This online exhibition focuses on Charles Lummis’s turn-of-the-century project to preserve, by recording, the traditional music of Southwestern Indian and Hispanic cultures.

History and Cultures of Mexico and the Southwest: The Autry National Center’s permanent collection of colonial Latin American artifacts includes objects that exemplify the material culture of New Spain's northern frontier or "borderlands."

More Than a Dream – Aviation Development in Southern California: An online exhibition from the collections of the Automobile Club of Southern California Archives.

Locations and Hours

The Autry in Griffith Park

The Autry in Griffith Park

Museum and Store Hours
Tuesday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Closed Mondays except Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents’ Day, when admission is free.

See details about our holiday schedule.

Guided Tours
Saturday and Sunday*: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

* Tours are not available on the first two Sundays of the month.

Adults: $10
Students w/ID and Seniors (60+): $6
Children (3–12): $4
Autry members, active military personnel and veterans, peace officers, and children under 3: Free
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Located northeast of downtown, across from the Los Angeles Zoo.


All areas of the museum, including restrooms, are wheelchair accessible. Free wheelchairs and strollers are available for check-out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus

Museum Hours
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065


4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462 Phone: 323.667.2000

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