Museum Store and Visitors Center Open Saturdays and Sundays 1-4pm
Heard About Sundays at the Ranch?
Looking for a screen-free, fresh air adventure for the whole family? Every Sunday
from 11-2 join us in the ranch yard for barn animals, outdoor fun and tractor rides!
Plus special LIVE MUSIC from 2-4 on the FIRST SUNDAY of each Month.
Sunday October 3rd: Local favorites Fiddlin' Dave and the Arroyo Boyz w/Gurl.
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(Historic Stow House tours temporarily paused due to Covid-19 Guidelines)
The grounds of Rancho La Patera are open to the public except when reserved for special events.
The Ranch is a place to gather and celebrate the life, the land and the love of the "Good Land."
Visit our family friendly, peaceful refuge in the heart of Goleta. Explore the gardens and preserved buildings, and truly enjoy the ambiance of Rancho La Patera.
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"Goleta Valley Historical Society had a modest beginning – a dream to collect and promote our unique history.” This is the mission of the Society, which in 1967 assumed stewardship of one of our community’s most significant and treasured landmarks – the headquarters of historic Rancho La Patera and home of the pioneering Stow family. Rancho La Patera has become the focal point of Goleta Valley’s rich and ethnically diverse history for the thousands of visitors that tour annually. This landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers a rare opportunity to experience what life was like here during the early twentieth century.