W elcome to the Leonis Adobe Museum website! As Los Angeles City Cultural Monument #1, the Leonis Adobe Museum is dedicated to restoring, preserving, and sharing the last of the old west. Here, you can experience California ranch life of the late 1800s... visit a Victorian-style early Los Angeles home... see what a jail was like in the Wild West... enjoy a picnic in picturesque Calabasas Creek Park with its antique ironwork, lovely gardens, and recreated Chumash village.
Miguel Leonis
Miguel Leonis
The Leonis Adobe was the home of Miguel Leonis, known as the King of Calabasas. The museum features his authentically furnished two-story Monterey-Style adobe with original buildings, period livestock, gardens and a vineyard--all part of Leonis' recreated ranch where he once ruled the territory. Although the Leonis Adobe is over 150 years old, the everyday life on the ranch is much the same. Upon entering the wrought-iron gates, the huge White Oak tree still shades the property and one immediately travels back to the 1880 period.
Historic-Cultural Monument #1
Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources
On August 6, 1962, the first day of the Cultural Heritage Board's public business, the Leonis Adobe was literally on the verge of being demolished to make way for an adjacent restaurant's parking lot.  Luckily, the board's first action was to declare the site Historic-Cultural Monument No. 1.  Hats off to Kay Beachy, the woman who led the fight to preserve our landmark.
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Visiting... With Huell Howser
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The Leonis Adobe was featured on the PBS series California Gold: Visiting... With Huell Howser. Check your local programming guide for re-runs!
The Plummer House...
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A Victorian home built by Eugene Plummer in the 1870's. It was moved to the Leonis Adobe grounds from its original Hollywood location in 1983. The Plummer House is designated California Historical Landmark #160. It is now used as our visitor center   gift shop.

Meet the Animals...
Hello, folks! My name is Morgan. I was born in 2006 and have been hanging around this ranch since 2008 with my horse buddy, Merlin. Now I realize we are the star attractions here... but I don't want to steal all the thunder from the sheep, the goats, the turkeys, various birds and that cranky longhorn "Fred-A-Steer", his side-kick, "Ginger", and their daughter, "Cyd".  They are worth a gander also.  Visit our gallery for some really fantastic pictures of us. Heck, why don't you just come on down and visit us in person!
Springtime at the Adobe!
Saturday, April 12, 2014
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Crafts & More
Tortilla Making
Feed the Animals
Ranch Activities
Live Music by Craig Newton
Egg Hunt (@2pm)
$4 per Person (Non-Members)
FREE for All Members
and Children Under 2.
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Click Here to Watch a Short Story on the Leonis Adobe Museum.