La Casa De Estudillo15 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: 4000 Mason St, San Diego, CA 92110, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6192205422
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Museums, History Museums, Architecture
This historic adobe house was built in 1827, and is one of the oldest examples of Spanish architecture in the state. It has served many roles. Built as a residence for José María Estudillo and his son José Antonio Estudillo, it has also been a town house and a chapel. Now, it is a museum. The house captured popular imagination thanks to the popularity of the 1884 book by Helen Hunt Jackson, Ramona. The house museum has now been restored to how it would have looked at the time of the Estudillos. Contact the attraction for information about docent guided tours.
How to Reach La Casa De Estudillo
- Buses 8, 9, 10, 28, 30, 35, 44, 84, 88, 105, 150, St George to San Diego, Temporary Substitute Service stop Old Town Station.
- Green line stop Old Town Station.
- By Car
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0.18% of people who visit San Diego include La Casa De Estudillo in their plan
66.67% of people start their La Casa De Estudillo visit around 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see La Casa De Estudillo
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting La Casa De Estudillo
La Casa De Estudillo Reviews & Ratings
Great place to learn about California's history. Love to walk around this place.
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 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. 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. The large building is a U-shaped structure, measuring 113 feet (34.4 m) on the front side, and 98 feet (29.9 m) on each of the wings. It is constructed in the Spanish Colonial style, meaning that the house's 13 rooms are set consecutively in the building and connected only by an external covered corredor (as opposed to an interior hallway). The main portion (the center) contains the entrance, facing west. To its left is the chapel and to its right is the schoolroom. Both rooms originally were smaller, with bedrooms located at the ends of building, but a 1910 restoration eliminated those walls to enlarge the rooms. Two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen (which was added at a later date), and the servants' dining room are in the north wing, while the south wing has three bedrooms and the family dining room. The house is topped by a cupola from which bullfights and festivals in the adjacent plaza could be seen. The museum gives a good perspective on how a farmstead was setup and lets you walk through the house and see room by room how living was. Nice placards explain the rooms and times.
Fun fact, if you kick the giant rocks you'll notice they're fake :P
Love the history that this place brings to light!
It's a beautiful Historic building with interpreters to help you understand its meaning.