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Casa de Estudillo, San Diego

#23 of 32 in Historic Sites in San Diego
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Casa de Estudillo, also known as the Estudillo House, is a historic adobe house in San Diego, California, United States. It was constructed in 1827 by José María Estudillo and his son José Antonio Estudillo, early settlers of San Diego and members of the prominent Estudillo family of California, and was considered one of the finest houses in Mexican California. It is located in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and is designated as both a National and a California Historical Landmark in its own right.
Besides being one of the oldest surviving examples of Spanish architecture in California, the house gained much prominence by association with Helen Hunt Jackson's wildly popular 1884 novel Ramona. The Casa de Estudillo is one of three National Historic Landmarks in Southern California that were closely tied to Ramona, a novel of Californio life shortly after the American acquisition of California; the other two are Rancho Camulos and Rancho Guajome.

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  • Great museum showing how the original adobe mansion, was the heart of social & religious activities during the Mexican period in the 1800s. Each room has beautiful displays and descriptions...  more »
  • Casa De Estudillo is one of the bigger museums in the park. It's an older hacienda style building with a nice courtyard. Staff in costume are there to greet you. It gives you an idea how life was...  more »
  • It's a beautiful Historic building with interpreters to help you understand its meaning.
  • Love the history that this place brings to light!

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