A decision by the City has been made to cancel all public and school tours at the Camarillo Ranch Property, effective immediately and until further notice, to protect our most vulnerable community members which are elderly and those with respiratory illnesses. This comes after receiving guidelines provided by the California Public Health Department to encourage social distancing to protect the public an slow the rate of transmission, “The timely implementation of aggressive strategies that create social distance and those that reduce close contact of people not regularly together, including limiting gatherings, has proven effective in prior pandemics at delaying rates of transmission and reducing illness and death.” We feel that this action will help protect our docents.
HISTORIC HOUSE TOURS
NOTE: Docent led house tours are cancelled for the month of January
Due to the raise of COVID-19, we are cancelling tours to protect our Docents and our visitors. Please check the website periodically for updates on when the tours will start again. This will not impact the grounds of the property; they will continue to be open during our regular business hours.
DOCENT LED HISTORIC HOUSE TOURS
Step back in time and experience daily life on a sprawling California rancho at the turn of the last century. Docent-guided tours of the Camarillo family’s 1892 Queen Anne Victorian home provide access to all 15 rooms, including the family’s bedrooms and Adolfo’s study and ranch office (now an exhibit room with revolving displays). Admire the 12-foot ceilings and extensive interior woodwork as you wander the house. Items belonging to the Camarillo family, historical photographs, and period-appropriate furnishings bring to life the colorful stories shared by our knowledgeable docents. Don’t forget to step outside and take in lovely views of the front lawn and gardens from the home’s generous wraparound porch.
HOUSE TOURS & BBQ
Schedule a tour of the historic Camarillo Ranch House and grounds, coupled with a delicious BBQ lunch in the renovated 1905 Mule Barn. You and your guests will begin the morning with a docent-led tour of the 1892 Victorian Camarillo Ranch House. An excellent example of American Queen Anne architecture, the beautifully restored home tells the story of a man once called Ventura County’s First Citizen: Adolfo Camarillo. Guests are also invited to stroll through the many gardens, and explore the massive root system of the towering Moreton Bay Fig Tree. Lastly, experience an authentic ranch-style BBQ in the airy comfort of the Mule Barn. Completely renovated with modern kitchen facilities and restrooms, the space is decorated with compelling historical photos of daily life on the ranch. This elegant rustic space provides the perfect conclusion to your guests’ one-of-a-kind experience. After completing your visit to this California-designated historic site, be sure to take in an afternoon of shopping at the Camarillo Premium Outlets, an exploration of local beaches and hiking trails, or one of the many other attractions Ventura County has to offer. Availability: Monday-Thursday, between 11:00am-2:00pm. Fees: $45/person, $10/child under 12 years of age Fill out a Charter Bus Tour Contract and return to the Ranch office to schedule your House Tour & BBQ Lunch today! Advance reservations are required. If you have any questions, you can reach us at 805.389.8182 or email us at email@example.com.