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.
Papas of the Castro Adobe
Saturday, June 17 from 11 am to 3 pm
Within three generations, the fathers of the Castro family had etched the Castro name into the landscape of California. From Castro Street in San Francisco to the Castro Adobe here in Watsonville, we still speak of them every day. Join us as we look back on the big decisions that brought the family here and built the beautiful adobe that will soon anchor California’s next state park. Bring your papa and make him a fresh tortilla!
Free admission (donations gratefully accepted). Limited parking (carpooling encouraged). Active construction site, open only during scheduled events like this.
Upcoming Open House Dates:
Saturday June 17, 2017
Saturday July 22, 2017
Saturday August 19, 2017
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 is currently offering free 2.5 hour tours to supplement teaching of 3rd grade (local history) and 4th grade (California history) content standards. (K-college can be accomodated for tours by request.)
To set up your class visit, please contact Interpretive Naturalist Joseph Carr Ritchie at Joseph.Ritchie@parks.ca.gov (preferred) or (831) 226-9669.
Click here for a teacher's guide.
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