The Heritage Ranch

home of The San Dieguito Heritage Museum

Welcome to The Heritage Ranch!

The San Dieguito Heritage Museum was founded in 1988 to preserve artifacts, records and stories pertaining to the history of the communities of the San Dieguito River area. The founders have deep roots in the local communities and cherish the unique history in the area. The SDHM seeks to preserve and share this history through a combination of hands-on history experiences and traditional exhibits. Click here to find out more about our history. We look forward to your visit!

Support our programs!

Support our programs each month!

Thank you!

Thank you to those of you who attended our annual general meeting on Sunday, February 18th and to Richard Bumann for taking us back in time. For those of you who still wish to contribute so that we may take advantage of our generous matching funds, please do so here. Thank you for your support over the last 30 years and for helping us to continue to share history. Please enjoy this video of Richard's presentation.

History, Music, Art and more


Become a member!

Our Families Make History arts and crafts program, museum tours and live music "open mic" Sundays are free to our members. Additionally, our members receive updates, email blasts, newsletters and discounts to our music programs and special events. Become a member today!

Visit us!

The Heritage Ranch is home of

The San Dieguito Heritage Museum

450 Quail Gardens Drive

Encinitas, CA 92024


Open 12pm to 4pm

Thursday through Sunday


adults: $6

seniors/kids: $4

active military and members: free

Group rates available

Check out our photo album!

Families Make History

Makers & Music!

Coming soon...

Open Mic on Sunday Afternoons!

Save the date! 5/19

Eve Selis and Friends

Community concert on March 4th!


Meanwhile, back at The Ranch...

Visit our gift shop