Serrano Adobe St George's Mission and El Toro Grammar School Bennett Ranch House
Heritage Hill park tour information:
  • Tours are from 11AM to noon on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
  • There is a limit of 8 people per tour (larger groups by reservation only)
  • Visitors on the tours will be allowed to go inside the buildings
For more information, contact the park office at (949) 923-2230 or email

Welcome to the Amigos de la Colina!

The Amigos de la Colina (Friends of the Hill) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to supporting Orange County Parks in their efforts to preserve a piece of the history of our local area in the form of Heritage Hill Historical Park.

The park spans the time from the earliest Native American inhabitants of the Orange County area to the incorporation of Lake Forest as a city in 1991. Original buildings from the El Toro area during the Mexican rancho era, the founding of the village of El Toro in the 1880's and 1890's, and the citrus farming of the early 1900's provide glimpses into what life was like during those times.

The Amigos de la Colina volunteers lead free tours, typically lasting between 60 and 90 minutes, of the various buildings and exhibits. We also provide "hands-on" and "living history" tours for school, scouting, and other groups and participate in the various special events hosted by the park rangers at different times of the year.

Check out the events page to see what is on the schedule. Contact OC Parks or the Amigos de la Colina for more information on special events or tour schedules.

The Amigos de la Colina need docents to lead tours, work special events, research local history, and to design presentations and learning experiences. If you have an interest in history and enjoy learning and passing along that knowledge to others then talk to any of our volunteers about joining us.

Learn about the Amigos de la Colina 2024 Scholarship Program

2004 Governor's Historic Preservation Award