Dating back to the 1880s, Old Town Tustin is centered around a group of historic buildings located on Main Street and El Camino Real. Among the early businesses and structures in Tustin were a blacksmith shop, a combined grocery store/meat market, a business and feed store building, churches and school buildings. The present-day museum is located in a historic old building which has housed many businesses over the course of many decades.
Main Street runs from Williams Street on the west to just past Newport Avenue on the east. Today, its one-and-a-half miles reveal over twelve decades of Tustin’s past.