Historic Homes

Beginning in 2015, the Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society began offering plaques to historic homes on the island. A historic home on the island is any home constructed before 1960 and must be the first house built on the property. Our goal is to acknowledge the houses on the island which still reflect the original construction styles that made the island such a unique place early on and allow visitors and new residents to get a glimpse of the island’s history in person.


If your house qualifies and you are interested in obtaining a plaque, please download the application below and return it to:


Balboa Island Museum
210 Marine Avenue, Ste B
Balboa Island, CA 92662


If you have any questions, please call 949-675-3952 and ask to speak with the collection’s manager. Please note that these plaques do not provide legal protection or convey any protected status to the building. These plaques are informative but have no legal standing.


To request a Historical Home Plaque please download and complete the following program form:


Plaque Program Download


For more information, contact Director (949) 675-3952 or director@balboaislandmuseum.org.

Historical Home List

114 Garnet Ave

311 North Bay Front

703 North Bay Front

106 South Bay Front

1403 North Bay Front

706 South Bay Front

910 South Bay Front

1009 North Bay Front

1309 North Bay Front

1104 Park Ave

1401 North Bay Front

1504 South Bay Front


The New Balboa Island Museum pays homage to the island so many of us know, love and call home – and a place that continues to capture the imaginations and hearts of visitors the world over.


Hours of Operation:

The Museum Store is OPEN: Monday – Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday – Sunday 10am to 5pm

Closed: New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, 4th of July

Admission: Free general admission on all days. We gladly accept cash donations!

Ask about our Kids Scavenger Hunt!

Parking: Two hour parking is available on Marine Ave. You can park in the surrounding neighborhood for the extended day.