Thanks for visiting us online! Our 2-hour Rancho Tour takes students back in time to 1880s life on a California rancho. Students will learn about the Leonis family history, the importance of feeding and caring for farm animals, food preparation by grinding corn and making tortillas, and try their hand at roping a "steer". They will enter the blacksmith shop and discuss its importance, make a brand for themselves and pump water from the well. They will be guided through period wagons, barn and buildings and the Leonis Adobe built in 1844. Students will see first-hand the challenges families faced without electricity or running water. At the end of the tour, fresh corn tortillas with hand churned butter will be served and students are encouraged to visit our gift shop. Teacher's, please fill out the form below to request a School Rancho Tour. Rancho Tours are geared specifically for students in first through fifth grades. The minimum number to operate the tour is 45 students. Schools with less than 45 students are offered to be booked with another small school and tour in tandem. The cost of the tour for the 2019-2020 school year is $11.00 per student. For more information please call (818) 222-6511 or email the staff at: schooltours@leonisadobemuseum.org
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Program Requirements:
  • Tour Fee is $11.00 per student (additional $1.00 to lunch on property). All adult entry is complimentary.
  • $50 nonrefundable tour deposit due immediately after confirmation of tour - paid via check or credit card.
  • Name tags are encouraged and very helpful.
  • Number of chaperones permitted will be set by School Tour Supervisor upon confirmation of tour.
  • Only Teachers are permitted to take photos during the tour. Group photos can be taken after the tour.
  • Due to time constraints snack must be taken prior to arrival at the museum.
  • No student siblings or additional children permitted.
  • The school is responsible for arranging all transportation.
  • Arrive at the museum at 9:15am to organize groups.
  • Tours are approximately 2 hours. Starting at 9:30am and ending at 11:30am unless otherwise scheduled.