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Earthquakes and the Adobe: Castro Adobe Open House

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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One event on October 14, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:00am


Our adobe’s story should have ended with 1989’s Loma Prieta earthquake, but the right choices at the right times kept our story alive. Please join us for a snack from our restored cocina, a look at how historical earthquakes affected our adobe and the people who lived here, the monumental work done to reconstruct our adobe since Loma Prieta, and the efforts underway right now to ensure our story continues after our next big earthquake.

Join us at Castro Adobe State Historic Park for an open house event, “Earthquakes and the Adobe.” Located in Larkin Valley, near Watsonville, the two-story Castro Adobe, built between 1848-49, is one of the finest examples of a rancho hacienda in the Monterey Bay area. Open House visitors will be able to tour the property including the restored cocina (kitchen) and the Potter-Church Garden. The garden is a unique outdoor space originally created by then-owners Elizabeth and David Potter (1968-72), in consultation with noted landscape architect Thomas Church.

Parking is limited; carpooling is encouraged. On leash dogs allowed in parking area only.


(831) 423-4609


Castro Adobe State Historic Park
184 Old Adobe Road
Watsonville, CA 95076 United States
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