Castro Adobe State Historic Park will host monthly open house events in 2017. Located at 184 Old Adobe Road, Watsonville, the two-story Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe, built between 1848-49, is one of the finest examples of a rancho hacienda in the Monterey Bay area.
The Castro Adobe is open on a limited basis as Friends leads a multi-year restoration effort to preserve and interpret Pajaro Valley’s first State Historic Park in partnership with California State Parks.
- Saturday, Jan. 21, Beginnings at the Adobe: The Castro family has been at the leading edge of California history.
- Saturday, Feb. 11, Romance on the Rancho: The adobe has hosted its share of love and loss.
- Saturday, March 18, Luck o’ the Castros: Luck comes and goes. Good choices have preserved the Castro Adobe.
- Saturday, April 22, Vaqueros y Bandidos: Connect to when cattle ranching was king on the California coast.
- Saturday, May 13, Women of the Castro Adobe: Honor the women who helped preserve the Castro Adobe.
- Saturday, June 17, Papas of the Castro Adobe: The fathers of the Castro family etched their name into the CA landscape.
- Saturday, July 22, The Castro Adobe in the American Era: The Castro Adobe influenced the development of the Pájaro Valley.
- Saturday, Aug. 19, Evening at the Adobe: A state historic park, the Castro Adobe is a place for community celebrations.
- Saturday, Sept. 16, The Pájaro Valley in the Mexican Era: The ranching lifestyle shaped the society we live in today.
- Saturday, Oct. 14, Earthquakes and the Adobe: Adaptations have helped the building survive shaky ground.
- Saturday, Nov. 18, Thankful for Our Stewards: Our stewards have key roles in Castro Adobe’s history and future.
- Saturday, Dec. 9, Festivos en el Rancho: Celebrate the holidays season!
All events are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the exception of Evenings at the Adobe on Aug. 19, which will be 6-9 p.m. Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted. Parking is limited; please carpool.