The Founding of Orange County

The 3rd Floor Exhibit Hall Display tells the story of the creation of the new County of Orange in 1889.  Interesting photographs and informative panels describe the creation of the county that was formerly a part of Los Angeles County.

The History of the OC Courthouse!

Please be sure to visit the outstanding 3rd Floor exhibit featuring historic photos and information about the construction and changing role of this iconic building.  The display relates the frequent use of the courthouse in movies and in television!


Parking is available in Lot P 8, located between Santa Ana Blvd. and 5th Street.  The official address is 405 W 5th Street.