2210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA 92083
Park: (760) 724-4082
Gift Shop: (760) 940-8260
Day-use Hours: Sunrise to sunset, daily
Museum Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday – Sunday
Guided Adobe House Tours: 12 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday and 2 p.m., Saturday – Sunday
Self-Guided House Tours: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday – Sunday
Wedding Tours: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Wednesday – Sunday
View the park brochure.
Welcome to the Guajome Ranch House, an authentic 1850s adobe
hacienda. The name Guajome comes from the Luiseno Native American word
“wakhavumi” which generally translates to frog pond or home of the
frogs. Listed in the National
Register of Historic Places, the 28-room,
7,000-square-foot historic adobe served as
the headquarters of Rancho
Guajome, a Mexican
land grant. The large rambling Spanish Colonial style
hacienda has two courtyards,
an arcaded veranda, and a
chapel. The original adobe bricks and tiles were made by Luiseno
Indians who learned the trade at the Mission San Luis Rey during the
The adobe is surrounded by wetland open space that is home to a variety of wildlife such as raccoons, ring-necked pheasants, white-tailed kites, least Bell's vireo and the great horned owl.
Take a hike! The 112-acre park offers hiking, biking and horseback riding on non-motorized multi-use trails. The gardens, green lawn spaces and day-use picnic tables provide a peaceful area to picnic.
Looking for a memorable location? The gardens and grounds can be reserved for weddings, receptions and social events. For more information call the park directly at the number above.