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!

History, Music, Art and more


We LOVE our volunteers!

Join us on Sunday, January 7th at 2pm for beer and pizza as we celebrate our volunteers. We call them "Ranch Hands" because they're the hands and the heart of The Heritage Ranch and we couldn't do what we do without them.

2018 marks our 30th year and we'll be celebrating with exciting events all year long and we can use your help. On January 7th we'll unveil our big plans and once you sign up for your favorite way to participate you'll get your official Ranch Hand ID card and we'll break out the pizza and beer! This party is for past present and future volunteers so bring friends!

Meanwhile, back at The Ranch...

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

Arts and Crafts every weekend

Hats Off! Celebrating 30 years!

Music events