Public Tours

Regular Docent-conducted tours of the Queen Anne style Victorian are offered three days a week on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (last tour available at 1:15 p.m.). Group tours can be arranged with reservations at least 2 weeks in advance and may be scheduled seven days a week. We kindly request a $5 donation per visitor. Please note that the Camarillo Ranch acts as an event center with many weddings, receptions and private events scheduled throughout the year. Your tour time may be subject to scheduling around these events.

Visitors are able to walk through the richly restored ranch home and experience the grandeur of residing in a 6,000 square-foot house. The breathtaking Victorian exhibits two staircases, 12-foot ceilings, extensive interior woodwork, and a generous wrap around porch. Guests are also invited to stroll through the gardens, explore the massive root system of the towering Moreton Bay Fig Tree, and visit the gift shop. Public restrooms are available. Free on-site parking and street parking are available.

Tours of the home are approximately 50 to 60 minutes and include walking and some stairs. We recommend allowing at least 1 hour and 15 minutes for your visit to the Camarillo Ranch. The Camarillo Ranch is wheelchair accessible on the first floor of the home; however, wheelchairs are not available for rental. Guided group tours are available, by reservation, seven days a week.

There is bench seating available on the property as well as beverages for sale in the gift shop. Groups can bring sack lunches or order catered box lunches for lawn area picnics. A listing of local restaurants is also available upon request. If you need any additional information please feel free give us a call at (805) 389-8182 or e-mail us at

Photography: Personal photography with hand-held cameras is permitted. Prior approval is required for commercial still photography and filming, private still photography sessions,  and the interior use of tripods and related equipment. Please click HERE to apply for a private still photography session. 

Pets: Camarillo Ranch is a pet-friendly facility; however, pets are not permitted inside the Victorian home, with the exception of guide dogs. 

School Tours

A visit to the Camarillo Ranch Museum is the perfect way to supplement a unit on local history, Camarillo history, agricultural history, architecture and more. We can accommodate up to 60 people per tour. Bringing a bus of 60? No problem! Your group will be split in half and will be finished within 15 minutes of each other.

Children from Camarillo and surrounding areas visit the Camarillo Ranch and learn what it was like to live in the late nineteenth century. The docents work with the school children on roping, making butter, planting lima beans, and learning about the life of Adolfo Camarillo and the history of the House and the area.

School tours are given on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings – by appointment only.

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Students, Grades K – 8: Free
Teachers: Free
Chaperones: Free