Warner Carrillo Ranch House, Warner Springs

#711 of 846 in Museums in California
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Built in 1857, the Warner-Carrillo Ranch House served as the Butterfield Stage Stop and was California's first regular overland stage connection with St. Louis. With its multilayered history, the adobe ranch house tells the story of the emigrant trail, the overland stage, and the prominent ranching history of the area. Open on weekends for tours.

29181 San Felipe Road, Warner Springs CA 92086

On the S2/half mile east of the 79 junction

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  • We did not know about this place until we saw it listed in the " San Diego Family" magazine, and read that it is open at the weekend. So we drove the 60 miles out from S D. It was a sunny day so we...  more »
  • Great tour and a appreciation of the old West and Butterfield stage stop and route. There is a fed but it is worth the minimal cost.  more »
  • Very knowledgeable staff. Fascinating history. Well done displays. Well-stocked gift shop. Worth the drive! Easy parking. Pleasant bathrooms.
  • If you love history, this is a great place to go. I visit a handful of times out of the year and can always learn something new. As another reviewer mention, their staff is very knowledgeable. And they always seem willing to still learn and share. And they link other historical places or people to the area. There's a small fee, which goes to help them out. There is also an active ranch on the larger immediate surrounding property. If you get the chance, visit Vallecito stage stop, out in Anza Borrego State Park, which is a stage stop historically connected to this one.

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