General Tours

Currently, walking tours of the Camulos grounds and gardens are offered by appointment only on  Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Please email your request to info@ranchocamulos.org at least 5 days in advance. In keeping with Covid19 guidelines, groups can have no more than 6 people and social distancing guidelines must be followed. All visitors must wear a face covering throughout the duration of their tour. Cost: $5 per person. You will see the exterior of the main adobe built in 1853, the chapel, the winery, the schoolhouse, the Tataviam Native American village and our beautiful rose garden and grounds. Learn about the early Californio days of the del Valle family and the present-day owners of the 1800 acre ranch, the Rubel family. Hear about Helen Hunt Jackson and her novel Ramona that made Camulos the “Home of Ramona” and changed California forever. Rancho Camulos is one of the only Mexican land grant ranchos in California that is open to the public and still preserved in its original rural environment. The site contains 15 historic structures and is Ventura County’s only NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK.

Once the Covid 19 threat has passed, we look forward to sharing the interior of the 1853 main adobe home, schoolhouse and carriage house.

Regular Museum hours for public tours are on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Winter schedule: Docent-led tours are in December through mid January available by appointment only. Request via email, info@ranchocamulos.org.

Suggested donation for a docent guided tour is $5.00 for adults / $3.00 for children.

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