A decision by the City has been made to cancel all public and school tours at the Camarillo Ranch Property, effective immediately and until further notice, to protect our most vulnerable community members which are elderly and those with respiratory illnesses.  This comes after receiving guidelines provided by the California Public Health Department to encourage social distancing to protect the public an slow the rate of transmission, “The timely implementation of aggressive strategies that create social distance and those that reduce close contact of people not regularly together, including limiting gatherings, has proven effective in prior pandemics at delaying rates of transmission and reducing illness and death.” We feel that this action will help protect our docents.


House tours are back (Sat/Sun)!!

Docent led house tours are on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (last tour starts at 1:30 PM).
House tour fees are $5.00 per person (cash only). Children 12 and under are free. Rubber soled shoes are recommended. If there is a special event on either day, tours may not occur.


Step back in time and experience daily life on a sprawling California rancho at the turn of the last century.  Docent-guided tours of the Camarillo family’s 1892 Queen Anne Victorian home provide access to all 15 rooms, including the family’s bedrooms and Adolfo’s study and ranch office (now an exhibit room with revolving displays).  Admire the 12-foot ceilings and extensive interior woodwork as you wander the house.  Items belonging to the Camarillo family, historical photographs, and period-appropriate furnishings bring to life the colorful stories shared by our knowledgeable docents.  Don’t forget to step outside and take in lovely views of the front lawn and gardens from the home’s generous wraparound porch.

Historic House Tours last between 45-60 minutes and include access to the first and second floors.  The first floor of the house is wheelchair accessible. Public restrooms are available on the property, as well as complimentary parking.
Availability: Saturday & Sunday, between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Last tour will begin at 1:30pm.
No tours will be held on the following dates (Saturday and Sunday):
  • February 11th (Sunday)
  • March 30th and 31th (painting)
  • June 29th and 30th
  • August 31st (Saturday)
  • September 29th (Sunday)
  • November 30th (Saturday)
  • December 29th (Sunday)
House Tour Fees: There is a $5 fee per guest (cash only). Children 12 and under are free.
All fees support the preservation and maintenance of the historic Camarillo Ranch House and grounds.
Private Group Tours: For parties of eight (8) or more, we require that you make an appointment for a private group tour at least four (4) weeks in advance. Private group tours can be accommodated based on availability. Please e-mail Info@camarilloranch.org or call 805-389-8182 to receive more information on scheduling a private group tour.
Photography:  Prior approval, scheduling and fees are required for commercial still photography and filming, private still photography sessions, and the interior use of tripods and related equipment.
Please e-mail Info@camarilloranch.org or call 805-389-8182 to receive more information on commercial filming session.
Please e-mail Info@camarilloranch.org or call 805-389-8182 to receive more information on still photography session.
Please note photography and filming are not permitted in the Victorian Mansion without management approval and Camarillo Ranch personnel presence.
Pets: The Camarillo Ranch is a pet-friendly property, but a pets must be kept on a leash at all times and picked up after.  Pets are not permitted inside the Camarillo Ranch House, with the exception of service animals (does not include ESAs).


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Schedule a tour of the historic Camarillo Ranch House and grounds, coupled with a delicious BBQ lunch in the renovated 1905 Mule Barn. You and your guests will begin the morning with a docent-led tour of the 1892 Victorian Camarillo Ranch House.  An excellent example of American Queen Anne architecture, the beautifully restored home tells the story of a man once called Ventura County’s First Citizen: Adolfo Camarillo. Guests are also invited to stroll through the many gardens, and explore the massive root system of the towering Moreton Bay Fig Tree. Lastly, experience an authentic ranch-style BBQ in the airy comfort of the Mule Barn.  Completely renovated with modern kitchen facilities and restrooms, the space is decorated with compelling historical photos of daily life on the ranch.  This elegant rustic space provides the perfect conclusion to your guests’ one-of-a-kind experience. After completing your visit to this California-designated historic site, be sure to take in an afternoon of shopping at the Camarillo Premium Outlets, an exploration of local beaches and hiking trails, or one of the many other attractions Ventura County has to offer. Availability: Monday-Thursday, between 11:00am-2:00pm. Fees: $45/person, $10/child under 12 years of age Fill out a Charter Bus Tour Contract and return to the Ranch office to schedule your House Tour & BBQ Lunch today! Advance reservations are required. If you have any questions, you can reach us at 805.389.8182 or email us at programs@camarilloranch.org.