Tours

As part of the experience at Rancho Santa Margarita Y Las Flores, we offer a handful of tours to truly take in the beauty and grandeur of this 133,000 acre historic Californio Rancho.  From some of the original adobes nestled in a quiet valley the Chapel, Vaquero house and main Hacienda to beautiful gardens and a captivating museum, the tours at Rancho Santa Margarita Y Las Flores are well worth the time.  Below is a list of our offerings, including, types of tours, times, and contact information.  Please, take a moment and learn how you can become a part of our grand history.

Types of Tours

Docent-Guided  Public  — Tour includes Basic Tour Route (see above)

  • 1st Tuesdays of each month
  • 2nd Wednesdays of each month
  • 3rd Thursdays of each month

15 – 20 people, but more can be accommodated with permission of the docent

Tours are on a first-come-first-served basis

Tour time is approximately 90 minutes

By Reservation (For any type of private tour, groups must consist of at least six people and arrangements must be made at least two weeks in advance)

Art & Architecture Tour: 75 minutes on the art & architecture at Santa Margarita Y Las Flores to include Las Flores special tour.

Docent-Guided Combination Tours: 2 hours with roughly 90 minutes on the Basic Tour Route and 30 minutes at Rancho Las Flores.

Regular Docent-Guided Tours: 90 minutes on the history of Rancho Santa Margarita Y Las Flores.