active construction site; only open during scheduled events
Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe Park Property
Located in the Pájaro Valley, the two-story Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe is a historic rancho hacienda that was built between 1848-49. This park is currently an active construction site, and is open only during scheduled events.
Our Adobe in the Mexican Era
Saturday, September 16 from 11 am to 3 pm
Our Castro Family arrived in Spanish times, and built our adobe at the dawn of California's admission to the United States; but the heart and height of Alta California's ranching economy was our time as part of México. At this event, 207 years from the day that México declared independence, we will relive life on a California rancho with roping, knotting, braiding, and—of course!—tortillas fresh from our restored cocina.
Free admission (donations gratefully accepted). Limited parking (carpooling encouraged). Active construction site, open only during scheduled events like this.
Upcoming Open House Dates:
Saturday September 16, 2017
Saturday October 14, 2017
Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, California State Parks volunteers, and California State Parks.
The Castro Adobe will offer free 2.5 hour education programs in the spring of 2018 to supplement teaching of 3rd grade (local history) and 4th grade (California history) content standards. (K-college can be accomodated for tours by request.) Please check back here for a link to start the scheduling process once our new staff settles in (tentatively, October 2017).
Click here for a teacher's guide.
Available Activities and Facilities at Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe Park Property
Exhibits and Programs