Castro Adobe Events

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Castro Adobe is the first State Historic Park in the Pajaro Valley

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. Friends is leading a multi-year restoration effort to preserve and interpret Pajaro Valley’s first State Historic Park in partnership with California State Parks. Follow the progress on the Castro Blog.

Castro Adobe tours!

Although the pandemic altered our day-to-day lives, it didn’t stop construction on the Castro Adobe State Historic Park. In fact, the restoration work continued without interruption while the park was closed to the public. You might be amazed at the progress!

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon touring Rancho San Andres Castro Adobe State Historic Property in Watsonville CA on Sunday, August 28. This 90-minute tour will be led by State Park docents who will share the history of the Castro family, and the two story adobe hacienda that they built over 170 years ago. Learn about the Vaquero culture and living on a rancho during the Mexican Rancho Period of California History. Preregistration is required.

Visitors were pleased to see progress made on the restoration. The biggest project was the installation of a fire suppression system in the historic adobe, which was carefully done to maximize fire protection while minimizing visual impact. Additionally, the interior and exterior walls were repaired and whitewashed. Finally, the floors were restored by carefully sanding and treating with tung oil to protect the wood.

Learn more about how you can support the restoration of the Castro Adobe.