Help open this new State Park!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 held!
It’s been over a year since the pandemic put a halt to our day-to-day lives, but that 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.
Guided tours of the historic two-story adobe were held during the summer for the first time since the start of the pandemic. 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.
Tours are on hiatus during the fall. Check back for more information soon!