The Warner-Carrillo Ranch House Museum

Visitor Information

29181 San Felipe Road
Warner Springs, California 92086

Phone: 619-297-9327
Hours: Open Saturdays and Sundays Noon-4pm

National Trust for Historic Preservation Member Discount: $1 off regular admission and 10% off merchandise in Museum Shop.


Built in 1857 by Vicenta Carrillo, a prominent early Californio woman rancher, the Warner-Carrillo Ranch House served as the Butterfield Stage Stop and was California's first regular overland stage connection with St. Louis. Located within a huge expanse of open land, the site possesses a historic setting that has remained virtually unchanged since the mid 19th century. With its multilayered history, the adobe ranch house tells the story of the emigrant trail, the overland stage, and the prominent ranching history of the area.