Enjoy the history of San Juan Capistrano with it's weekly walking tour


San Juan Capistrano
Architectural Walking Tour

Tour Guide

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The Friends of the Library, a nonprofit San Juan Capistrano library group that benefits and encourages library use and preservation of this award winning library, sponsors weekly guided walking tours that are given every Saturday at 10 AM.

The walk, which includes adobes, Spanish-era dwellings and streamlined modern buildings covers about a mile on level ground and lasts 90 minutes. A donation of $5 per person is requested. All proceeds support the Friends of the Library.

Prospective walkers should call 949-489-0736, and meet at the train depot on Verdugo Street in San Juan Capistrano at 10 AM on Saturday. In addition to these regularly scheduled walks, special arrangements may be made for groups of five or more to have tours on other days. For additional information, or to schedule a tour please phone 949-489-0736



Tour Guide

Featured Historic Buildings and Sites:

  • Mission San Juan Capistrano: Ortega Highway at Camino Capistrano, Spanish Era
  • Capistrano Depot: end of Verdugo Street, Statehood Era
  • Los Rios Historic District: Los Rios Street at Depot crossing, Spanish Era
  • Rios Adobe: 31781 Los Rios Street (privat e residence -- view from street only), Spanish Era
  • Montanez Adobe: 31745 Los Rios Street, Spanish Era
  • "Little Hollywood": Northwest portion of Los Rios district (private residences -- view from street only), Mexican/Rancho thru Statehood Eras
  • O'Neill Museum: 31831 Los Rios Street (hours posted at front door), Statehood Era
  • Silvas Adobe: 31861 Los Rios Street (private residence -- view from street only), Spanish Era
  • Avila Adobe: 31831 Camino Capistrano, Mexican/Rancho Era
  • Garcia Adobe: 31861 Camino Capistrano, Mexican/Rancho Era
  • Yorba Adobes: 31871 & 31891 Camino Capistrano (now El adobe Restaurant), Mexican/Rancho Era
  • Twin-Winton Mural: Mercado Village, 31952 Camino Capistrano, 20th Century
  • Egan House: 31892 Camino Capistrano, Statehood Era
  • Esslinger Building: 31866 Camino Capistrano, 20th Century
  • Historic Town Center Archaeological Park Site: El Camino Real at Yorba Street, Spanish Era
  • Blas Aguilar Adobe: 31806 El Camino Real, Spanish Era
  • Ferris Kelly Buildings: 31754 Camino Capistrano, 20th Century
  • Stroschein House: El Camino Real at Spring Street, 20th Century
  • New Parish Church: Camino Capistrano at Acjachema Street, 20th Century
  • Site Marker: El Camino Real at El Horno Street
  • San Juan Capistrano Regional Library: 31495 El Camino Real
  • Eyraud/Chabre House: 31382 El Camino Real, (private residence -- view from street only), 20th Century
  • Stone Field: Camino Capistrano at La Zanja Street, Spanish Era and 20th Century
  • Old Union High School: 31422 Camino Capistrano, 20th Century

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