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Step back in time!

This is a fascinating historical home. We did the self guided tour and the grounds and house are... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2017
Chandler, Arizona
Beautifully maintained Rancho

I arrived after closing hours and could only explore the exterior. Definitely need to return for... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
Annette M
Los Angeles, California
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2210 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083-1400
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Wonderful to find old California in your own backyard. It is fun to imagine living here with horses and other animals back in the old days. Think about how the music must have sounded from the old veranda? How much fun to play up in...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

This is a fascinating historical home. We did the self guided tour and the grounds and house are immaculate. The literature provided was interesting and covered the entire house. it was fun to imagine what the area must have looked like 200 years ago! The...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

I arrived after closing hours and could only explore the exterior. Definitely need to return for their docent tour. What I did see is a fabulously maintained Rancho, built in 1852. The house, I read, is 7,000 square feet and furnished. There is a small...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Annette M
Reviewed March 29, 2017

We have lived near Rancho Guajome Adobe for 40 years and it just keeps getting better. It was open during restoration and it has always been interesting. There are authentic period furniture pieces and tools, and lovely garden spaces. Our visiting family members really like...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank one4julio
Reviewed January 25, 2017

I love to hear the old stories, hear the history and see the architecture. This place has a lot of history for the area and it's a great place for a wedding venue. Check out the hand hewn beams in the stable area. Very cool.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank habikat
Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

If you are anywhere near this site, it is an opportunity you really shouldn't miss. The home, originally built in 1857, is beautiful and furnished with artifacts that tell a story of family life from another era. It is part of the County park system,...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank GramsOf5
Reviewed September 7, 2016

The Rancho Guajome Adobe County Park is a treasure. The old adobe home is almost 7000 sq. ft. with 28 rooms. We took the self-guided tour and really enjoyed seeing all the antique items in the home. It's hard to imagine how people lived back...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank R2K2E
Reviewed September 7, 2016

The Adobe has come back to life with beautiful restorations and family events - also weddings! Their buildings are fixed up - 28 years ago the only restoration was the chapel. GREAT new landscaping shows what grows well in our drought.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Nancy J
Reviewed March 14, 2016

A great place to visit to get the feeling of what hacienda life was like in the 19th century. The courtyard garden is beautiful and the rooms have enough furniture and fixtures to bring the place to life. This is a county park and exceeds...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Robin T
Reviewed September 10, 2015

This (due to the time I visited) was a self guided tour. Docents are available at other times. What I saw was interesting and educational. It was like walking back in time. The displays are excellent. Helps explain alot about the area, the times and...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Teresa B
November 22, 2016|
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Response from Nancy J | Reviewed this property |
Rancho House tours are $3 the rest of the time.