Sanchez Adobe is a living history site that was occupied from prehistoric Indian times until it became a historic landmark in 1953. It was an Indian village, a mission farm, a cattle ranch, the home of Francisco Sanchez (alcalde (Mayor) of San Francisco), a residence of General Kirkpatrick, the Hotel San Pedro, a speakeasy known as Adobe House and an artichoke storage facility. For many years it was the only provider of food for Mission Dolores in San Francisco. The old adobe home on the site, a fine example of authentic Monterey architecture, is the oldest building in San Mateo County.
1000 Linda Mar Boulevard
Pacifica, CA 94044
From Highway 1 in Pacifica, turn east (away from the ocean) at Linda Mar Blvd. Drive approximately one mile. Turn right into the parking lot just past Adobe Drive.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm
Admission to the Sanchez Adobe is free. Donations, of course, are gladly accepted and appreciated. School programs and group tours available by reservation.
A celebration of the California Rancho Period is featured during Rancho Day at Sanchez Adobe on the third Saturday of September. Early Californian music and dance is performed, authentic Rancho food is served and demonstrations by Bygone Trades and make-it-yourself crafts are offered to the public.
Activities occuring throughout the year include docent tours of building and site and historic shows. School programs may arrange special activities such as adobe brick-making, candle-making, cattle roping and children's games such as Native American stick games.
For information about the Native Americans that once lived in Pacifica and information about the California Missions, visit this website: California Missions.