Take a journey into the past on a 1 1/2 hour tour of our historical town. You will visit adobes built in the 1790s and the Victorian Pryor House. Stroll down Rios Street the oldest preserved residential street in the state. Have fun locating the buildings from the 1800s and learn about the people who lived in them. Hear the tales of Buchard the pirate, Juan Flores the bandito, Chola Martina the bruja and much more.
The tours are given every Sunday at 1p.m. Meet your guide at the railroad depot platform on Verdugo Street. The tour covers approximately four city blocks. Donations of $2.00 per adult and $1.00 for children are accepted and go to several projects, including Save the Adobe Fund. Group tours can be booked on request by calling the Historical Society at 949 493- 8444.
The Walking Tour Guides were organized in 1972 to preserve and maintain the historical sites of San Juan, to educate the public about our rich history and to create an interest in San Juan Capistrano. This group later became part of the Historical Society.
Sites to be seen on the tour include: