Ventura's Best Attractions & Activities: When it was built in the mid-19th century, this two-story home, its grounds and its surrounding structures were the centerpiece of a grand ranch. Restored and furnished to its original state, the home is a window into life during California's mission period. The lovely grounds feature mature plantings and a Spanish-styled fountain, and the home boasts period furnishings, photographs and a chapel. Educational tour groups can often be seen watching calf wrangling or adobe making. Visitors will also find a visitors center, a museum and regularly scheduled special events such as music under the stars, living history day or candlelight tours!
Local Expert Geneva Ives Says:
Ventura's Best Attractions & Activities: "Catch a school tour to see the kids interacting with the adobe as they would back in the day!"
Best for Ventura's Best Attractions & Activities Because: Olivas Adobe is an iconic adobe on the National Register of Historic Places, making it a delight to visit.