The Adobe is open to visitors Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.

Tours are led by our team of trained docents, who volunteer their time to share their knowledge of this unique historical location.

For larger tour groups, reservations are required.  To make a reservation for a tour of the Adobe, please call (760) 639-6164.

We have more than 4,100 historic items in our collection, many of these on permanent display in the various rooms.  The Adobe’s Acquisitions and Restorations Committee works to purchase and catalog new items for the collection, and mending and repairing existing items as needed.   They are assisted in this by the Rancho Buena Vista Chapter of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution).  We have a deep appreciation for the service this group provides to the Adobe.  The DAR link ( provides a nice write up on the Adobe.

The Workroom
The Dining Room