The Olivas Adobe historic site features the restored two-story adobe home of Don Raymundo Olivas. Built in 1847, this Monterey-style adobe home, Historical Landmark No. 115 from the Rancho-era, celebrates Ventura’s Rancho and Latino heritage through docent-led weekend tours, educational outreach programs for school groups, and community events.
The Parks & Recreation Department oversees the Olivas Adobe historic site and the Olivas Adobe Historical Interpreters (OAHI) provide weekend tours, a gift shop, and support seasonal events.
Beginning Sunday, May 9, 2021, the historic Olivas Adobe will open to visitors on select Sundays of each month. Enjoy an afternoon filled with California history, art, and Ventura County's only remaining Monterey-style adobe home from the Rancho-era.
The Olivas Adobe Historic Interpreters invite you to take a journey back to the 1800’s when the Olivas family celebrated the holiday season together at the Rancho San Miguel. We hope these video vignettes bring you some holiday cheer! View the Videos.
The Parks & Recreation Department, Olivas Adobe Historic Interpreters (OAHI), and CAPS Media are excited to share a series of short video stories that help bring the historic Olivas Adobe to life. We hope you enjoy these poignant, illuminating, and often amusing glimpses into life on the Rancho San Miguel land grant, known today as the Olivas Adobe. View the Stories.