This is one of the best-preserved ranchos in the area. Given to a Luiseno native by Pio Pico -- the last governor of Alta California -- as part of a 1,184-acre land grant, the property has changed ownership several times until the city claimed it in the late 1980s. The hacienda remains much like it did more than 150 years, save for the modern amenities that have been added.
The rancho is a popular venue for weddings, and rumor has it that some of the home's original residents still haven't left. Aside from docent-led tours that are available on Thursdays and Fridays, the San Diego Paranormal Research Society hosts their own tour of the property every third Friday.
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