Adobe Home Tour Postponed 


In compliance with the California Department of Public Health recommendations for slowing the rate of transmission of COVID-19, the Adobe Heritage Association has decided to postpone the Ninth Annual Adobe Home Tour originally scheduled for March 22, 2020 until March 2021. 

For updates related to the rescheduling of the tour, check our website at and "like" our Facebook page, "San Diego Adobe Home Tour." 

Note: All tickets previously purchased will be honored on the new date.


Once it is re-scheduled, the 9th Annual San Diego Adobe Home Tour will explore the "Romance of the Rancho" with four beautiful adobe homes in Rancho Santa Fe and Escondido. Ticket holders will have a rare opportunity to tour the interiors and grounds of the diverse properties, the earliest built in 1831 and restored under the guidance of Lillian Rice in 1924. Also on the tour, is a home built in 1926 by Louis M. Richard, geologist for the highly respected Gladding McBean Tile Company, a ranch house with a view over Lake Hodges and enchanting landscape. Please understand that, the properties are subject to change due to the COVID-19postponement.


Inside the Osuna Adobe

A fountain in a garden area at the Richard House

Postponed to May 22, 2021

American Heritage Car Show May 23

  Salute our Fallen Heroes at our 23rd Annual American Heritage Car Show in Grape Day Park, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Open to all domestic and import pre-1974 vintage, classic, muscle, and hot rod cars.  $25 per car entry, free for spectators.  Produced by and benefitting the Escondido History Center.  Click here for more information.

The Victorian House, along with other History Center Complex buildings is closed due to precautions related to Covid-19.  Please check the website for future updates.

The Victorian House has Re-Opened! 

Fresh paint, new wallpaper, and added artifacts are ready to be seen during docent-led tours. We thank the Escondido Charitable Foundation for the generous funding that made the work possible.  Unfortunately, due to limited availability of volunteers, the house is open for limited hours only.  Please call to learn when. If you would like to volunteer to help us keep the Victorian House open more often, please call 760-743-8207.

22nd Annual American Heritage Car Show a Big Success!

Perfect weather helped make our 22nd Annual American Heritage Car Show a great success on May 25.  We thank our volunteers, including the Brothers of 6, for their long hours of hard work, Donna Davis for sponsoring the Pancake Breakfast, and the owners who brought more than 125 vehicles to display.  A great deal of gratitude goes to our sponsors:  Toyota of Escondido; Jack Powell Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge; Gosch Ford of Escondido; and Finishmaster, as well as the many who provided awesome raffle prizes.  And, of course we couldn't have had a better announcer than Cruisin' Grand founder, Steve Waldron! 

Annual Events

Adobe Home Tour - Homes in the Escondido area built with adobe blocks are opened to the public in the spring.  For more information, click here.

American Heritage Car Show - until May 2021  Some of the best classic and vintage cars from the Western United States assemble on the green at Grape Day Park. Held every Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday. For more information, click here.

Movies in the Park - Canceled just for the summer of 2020 - we plan to return next year!  Enjoy a free family-appropriate movie on the lawn at Grape Day Park.  Refreshments available to purchase or bring your own.  Normally, held every summer, movies start at dusk.

Current Exhibits

​Most indoor exhibits are currently closed due to COVID-19 precautions and other circumstances beyond our control. 

Check back for updates

  • Railroad Depot Office and Waiting Room in Santa Fe Depot

  • H-O model train in Pullman Train Car

  • Blacksmithing and Wheelwright activity in the Bandy Blacksmith Shop on Tuesdays and Saturdays - limited and subject to change due to COVID-19. 

  • Victorian House furnished as it would have been just after the turn of the 20th century.

  • The Main Office and Research Center is open

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