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CAMARILLO RANCH HOUSE



"To preserve, restore and maintain the Camarillo Ranch as an historic site in partnership with our public and private sectors, on a self-sustaining basis; to foster its place in the rich history of California; to transform it into a focal point of the community for education, enrichment and enjoyment; and to exhibit our diverse history and culture."


Camarillo Ranch Foundation Mission Statement, adopted July 7, 1999.

Once the original Rancho Calleguas, the ranch was one of the last of the Mexican land grants. Mexican Governor Alvarado gave Jose Pedro Ruiz the land in 1837. Juan Camarillo obtained the Rancho from the Ruiz family in 1875. At Juan’s death, his eldest son, Adolfo Camarillo assumed operation of the ranch at the age of 16. Successfully operating the ranch for 68 years, Adolfo was fondly referred to as the “Last Spanish Don”, and the City of Camarillo is named after him.

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Tours on Wednesdays and Sundays from 12 to 4 PM and on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM
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    Public Tours

    Regular Docent-conducted tours of the Queen Anne style Victorian are offered three days a week on Wednesdays and Sundays from 12 to 4 PM and on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM.
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    Volunteering

    The heart and soul of the Camarillo Ranch and the Adolfo Camarillo House Museum are its dedicated volunteers. The Camarillo Ranch and the Adolfo Camarillo House Museum depend upon volunteers in many areas.
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