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.
Tours last between 50-60 minutes and include access to the first and second floors. The first floor of the home is wheelchair accessible. Public restrooms are available on the property, as well as complimentary parking and picnic benches.
Availability: Saturday – Monday, between 12:00pm and 3:00pm. Please arrive no later than 2:30pm to ensure adequate time for your tour.
Fees: We kindly suggest a $5 donation per adult visitor. Children are complimentary. All donations support the preservation of the historic Camarillo Ranch House and grounds.
Large Groups: For parties of eight or more, we require that you book a private group tour at least 2 weeks in advance. These can be scheduled for any day of the week. Please fill out a Group Tour Reservation Form to receive more information on scheduling a private group tour.
Photography: Personal photography is permitted. Prior approval is required for commercial still photography and filming, private still photography sessions, and the interior use of tripods and related equipment. Please click here to apply for a commercial filming session. Please click here to apply for a still photography session. Please note photography and filming are not permitted in the Victorian Mansion.
Pets: The Camarillo Ranch is a pet-friendly property, but a pets must be kept on a leash. Pets are not permitted inside the house (with the exception of service animals).
HOUSE TOUR & 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.