(760) 630-0444

Wed-Thu-Fri 10am-2:30pm


2317 Old Foothill Dr.
Vista, CA 92084


P.O.Box 1032
Vista, CA 92085

(760) 295-9993

The Vista Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (IRS number 95-3752966).

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.


12 - 4 p.m. Sunday, December 11, 2023

Prepare for a great Christmas party this year on Sunday, December 11. We will have vendors there as we had at the ice cream social. Our party will be from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Along with the vendors, Santa will be there with gifts for all the kids. We will have great food and great entertainment. Vendors interested in selling can call the museum and reserve your space 760-630-0444.

Christmas Party


The Vista Historical Society is starting a new fundraiser. For $150, you can have three lines inscribed on a brick that will be placed on the Museum grounds, beginning with areas along the walkways. This is a chance to create a lasting memorial to a loved one or cherished pet, along with a donation to the Museum, for a relatively small cost. Please consider making this donation part of your giving plans. Click here to open and complete an interactive form. Once you have completed and saved the form, please submit it by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you prefer, you can also print the form and submit it by U.S. Mail to Vista Historical Society and Museum, P.O. Box 1032, Vista, CA 92085-1032.

Thank you!


The Vista Historical Museum is now open for scheduled tours only. We will be open for tours most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm.

Tours of up to two hours for up to six people can be booked by calling 760.630.0444 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a minimum 24 hours in advance.

Only one tour group is allowed in the museum at a time. All tours will include temperature check and social distancing. Masks are required at all times.

For more information call 760.630.0444.


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