Help open this new State Park!Castro Adobe is the first State Historic Park in the Pajaro Valley
Located at 184 Old Adobe Road, Watsonville, the two-story Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe, built between 1848-49, is one of the finest examples of a rancho hacienda in the Monterey Bay area. Friends is leading a multi-year restoration effort to preserve and interpret Pajaro Valley’s first State Historic Park in partnership with California State Parks. Follow the progress on the Castro Blog.
Libro Castro is a fundraising party and book launch to honor Castro Adobe stewards from the past and celebrate the recent progress toward opening the Castro Adobe, the first State Historic Park in the Pajaro Valley. The event will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday, June 23.
Tickets are now available. Cost is $75 per person, including food and drink, or $100 with food, drink and a copy of the book. All donations will be matched 1:1 by the James & Carol Toney Fund.
This year’s stewardship event honors the Paizis family, who owned and cared for the property from 1959-1963, and also celebrates the launch of the second edition of Suzanne Paizis’s chronicle of the Castro’s history: The Castro Adobe in the Twentieth Century: From Earthquake to Earthquake.
2018 Open House events
The Castro Adobe is open on a limited basis. The park will be open to the public one weekend day each month in 2018.
- Saturday, Jan. 27
- Sunday, Feb. 11
- Saturday, March 10
- Sunday, April 8
- Saturday, May 12 and Public Archaeology Day
- Sunday, June 10
- Saturday, July 14
- Sunday, Aug. 12*
- Saturday, Sept. 22
- Sunday, Oct. 14
- Saturday, Nov. 17
- Holidays on the Rancho, Sunday, Dec. 9
The open houses will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the exception of the August event, which is 6-9 p.m. All events are free to attend; donations are gratefully accepted. Parking is limited; please carpool. Leashed dogs are allowed in the parking area only.