Warner-Carrillo Stagecoach Rides Relive an Historic Experience

| October 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

Save Our Heritage Organisation presents the Warner-Carrillo Ranch House stagecoach rides. The annual fundraiser is back this year from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, November 14 at Warner-Carrillo Ranch House, located at 29181 San Felipe Road, Warner Springs CA 92086, at the S2, a half mile east of the 79 junction. Tickets are $35 for the general public and can be purchased online in advance at SOHOsandiego.org.

The general public is invited to experience Warner-Carrillo Ranch House stagecoach rides. Photo is courtesy of Patrice Malloy.

The adventure begins at the historic Warner-Carrillo Ranch House Museum, where the long and multilayered history is there to be discovered. Built in 1857, the ranch house served as the Butterfield Stage stop along the route that transported thousands of passengers across the United States years prior to the Civil War as California’s first regular overland stage connection with St. Louis. Visitors will learn the story of the emigrant trail, the Overland stage, and the prominent ranching history of the area.

Fall is a beautiful time in the backcountry so come and enjoy this unique, one-of-a-kind experience. The journey along the original trail will take approximately 15 minutes round-trip and includes a guided tour of the ranch house before or after each stage ride, and light refreshments of lemonade and cookies. Live entertainment will include the Jugless Jug Band, folk duo Nathan and Jessie, the Hole in the Wall Gang, and the Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society. A raffle for a handmade quilt by local quilter Nan Rebik will take place. She will also be providing demonstrations on how quilts are made and tied.

Visitors may also tour just the ranch house the day of the event and enjoy the fun. Cost is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 65 and older, and $3 for children 12 and under. For information, call (619) 297-9327.

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