Castro Adobe State Historic Park
184 Old Adobe Road (off of Larkin Valley Road)
Watsonville, CA 95076 United States
Without working women out in front and behind the scenes, our adobe would have fallen apart ages ago. From the first indigenous woman to light the fire in the cocina, to the architectural historian who began picking up the pieces of her home after the Loma Prieta earthquake, to the project manager of our current reconstruction efforts, we honor them all this weekend. Please join our celebration of the role of women in our state-park-to-be and enjoy food, flowers, and fun with the special women in your life. Free event; limited parking (carpooling encouraged). Active construction site, open only during scheduled events like this. Castro Adobe is the first non-beach State Historic Park in the Pajaro Valley, 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. The open house event is free to attend; donations greatly accepted. Leashed dogs are allowed in the parking area only. The Castro Adobe is open on a limited basis. The park will be open to the public only one weekend day each month in 2019. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.