• Sanchez Adobe

    Don Francisco Sanchez, owner of Rancho San Pedro, built the Sanchez Adobe between 1842-1846. Today, it is a San Mateo County Park operated by the San Mateo County Historical Association.

  • School Program

    During the school program, students experience life on a Californio rancho as they make adobe bricks, dip candles, grind corn and rope a 'cow.'

  • Rancho Day Fiesta

    Celebrate Mexican California during the Rancho Day Fiesta. Enjoy early Californian music and dancers, real rancho food and make it yourself crafts and demonstrations.

  • Hotel San Pedro

    In the early 1900s, a restaurant at the Sanchez Adobe catered to travelers on the Ocean Short Railroad. During Prohibition, Hotel San Pedro was a speakeasy.

  • Quilt Show

    In October, the Sanchez Adobe Docents present the Annual Quilt Show. The textiles shown are historic quilts from the San Mateo County Historical Association's collection and new ones made by the Sanchez Adobe Docents and members of the Pacifica Quilters.

Sanchez Adobe

Don Francisco Sanchez, owner of Rancho San Pedro, built the Sanchez Adobe between 1842-1846. Today, it is a San Mateo County Park operated by the San Mateo County Historical Association.

Tours

School Programs feature hands-on activities. Non-school groups can call to schedule a tour. A $2 donation per person is suggested for general tours.

Site History

Take a trip through California history. Discover how the site was used by the Ohlones, Spanish, Mexicans and early Americans.