A Historical Excursion: Early Days of California in Capistrano

Join us for a fun day in San Juan Capistrano, learning about early California.

This excursion includes a walking tour of downtown Capistrano and parts of the Los Rios District, a historic reenactment at Los Rios Park, a tour of the newly renovated Blas Aguilar Adobe and its wonderful California Indian artifacts, Ballet Folkloric dancers and music, and a traditional homemade Capistrano pork guisada lunch at the adobe.

Lunch includes pork quisada (stewed/marinated), rice, beans, tortillas, fruit and beverage. (Last year’s tour attendees may remember Capistrano Historical Alliance Committee president Jerry Nieblas inviting us back for this traditional meal.) Sign-ups limited to 45, so register today!


  • Transportation, all activities, traditional guisada lunch, and gratuities are included
  • Bus leaves at 9:00 a.m. and returns around 4:00 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Orange County, in Santa Ana.
  • Outdoor excursion, so dress appropriately and wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • You may bring your own snacks and beverages.
  • Download the registration form at www.OrangeCountyHistory.org. Registrations must be postmarked on or before April 25th deadline.  (But this event may sell-out earlier.)
  • Alternately, you may also pay online at www.OrangeCountyHistory.org.  No refunds and/or registrations accepted after the deadline. You’ll receive confirmation and more information via email after April 25th.
  • Questions? Contact Monica Ortez: 714-707-7425.
April 29, 2017 at 9:00am - 4pm
San Juan Capistrano
Bus Pickup: 3101 W Harvard St
Santa Ana, CA 92704
United States
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Monica Ortez · · 714 707-7425
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