5164 East Telegraph Road (Highway 126)
“Where the history, myth, and romance of Old California still linger”
Just a short drive from Santa Clarita through the beautiful Heritage Valley this National Historic Landmark is where the early Southern California lifestyle is preserved in its original rural environment. What began as part of the 48,000 acre Mexican land grant, Rancho San Francisco, deeded to Antonio del Valle in 1839 is still a 1,800-acre working ranch. Rancho Camulos was also the setting for “Ramona” an 1884 novel by Helen Hunt Jackson that generated national interest in the history of Hispanic settlement in California and the impact on Native Americans. The non-profit museum is a portion of the ranch containing the main adobe, cocina, chapel, schoolhouse, and beautiful grounds. Docent led one- hour tours are conducted Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 PM. The suggested donation is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children and students at this Southern California history site. Private group and school tours and special events such as weddings can also be arranged.