(760) 630-0444

MUSEUM HOURS

Wednesday-Friday &
1st & 2nd Saturdays
10am - 2:30pm
Tours during closed hours are available by appointment.

MUSEUM ADDRESS

2317 Old Foothill Dr.
Vista, CA 92084

MAP & DIRECTIONS

VISTA PRESS ARCHIVE

OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Friday
8am - 4pm

MAILING ADDRESS

P.O.Box 1032
Vista, CA 92085

FAX
(760) 295-9993

VISTA HISTORY SHOW

Welcome to Vista Historical Society
& Museum at Rancho Minerva

Home of the Vista Press

A vital part of Vista’s heritage is the Vista Historical Society’s Museum at Rancho Minerva, where staff and docents preserve and honor the past while serving the present.

Over the years, Vistans were warmly welcomed at Rancho Minerva for social events, and now it is the privilege of our docents to make visitors feel at home in this historic place.

Our museum is an imposing part of Vista’s history. It was built by Nick Huntalas, an indomitable Greek immigrant who came here in 1911 and dry-farmed acreage along what is now Foothill Drive. Ample water arrived in 1926, and there ensued a thriving community rich with groves and field crops.

There is no charge for tours of the Vista Historical Society Museum. Also, arrangements can be made for our Museum Director to give a presentation at your organization’s meeting place. Please call to schedule.

Thank you for visiting Vista Historical Society & Museum at Rancho Minerva!

Rent the Rancho Minerva grounds for your next special event!

The Rancho Minerva grounds are the perfect setting for weddings, receptions and other gatherings, and are available for private rental. The Museum itself is not for rent; however, the property surrounding the museum is gorgeous and suitable for any event.

See RENTALS for more information, or contact Paula Nix:
760.500.0013This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.