10am - 2:30pm
Tours during closed hours are available by appointment.
2317 Old Foothill Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
8am - 4pm
Vista, CA 92085
From 3pm to 7pm on Saturday, September 14, the Vista Historical Society hosted our annual Old Fashioned Pit Barbeque. We also celebrated the anniversary of the opening of our museum.
Our first museum opened on June 14, 1994 at 651 East Vista Way 25 years ago, and our current museum at Rancho Minerva opened 10 years ago on September 24, 2009. We will have a cake at the BBQ celebrating both anniversaries. A wonderful evening was enjoyed by all at the museum.
We are extremelly grateful to the businesses and individuals who have contributed to the success of our annual Vista Historical Society Pit BBQ.
The museum office hours 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday will resume on Monday, September 16, 2019. The museum hours of 10am to 2:30pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, will resume Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
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.