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Leonis Adobe Museum

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Address: 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, CA 91302
Phone Number: 1.818.222-6511
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Step Back in Time

Each year we take our kindergarten classes to see the Leonis Adobe. Each time it feels like we've stepped back in time. Although the city has grown up around it, the Adobe retains... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Bruinjeepman
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Each year we take our kindergarten classes to see the Leonis Adobe. Each time it feels like we've stepped back in time. Although the city has grown up around it, the Adobe retains its historical beauty. The Adobe is surrounded by gardens and a small petting zoo. Docents are dressed in period costume.

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new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Like stepping back in history over 200 years. The staff are the best you get a tour and they are so knowledgeable. It is so interesting. I spent about an hour looking at the house grounds and animals. The gift shop is also very nice

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Pacific Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a fun site, well worth a visit. Mr. Leonis was a colorful character: a French Basque adventurer who acquired the property from his common-law wife, the daughter of a Chumash Indian chieftain. Leonis parlayed that core property into a land empire making him one of the largest and most powerful landowners in early Los Angeles. The adobe is... More 

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1 Thank RuNanS
Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Thought the place was open until 5pm but showed up at 340p to find out it closed at 4pm. The docents let us in anyway, gave us a short presentation and then let us look around the grounds on our own. We were leaving early the next day otherwise we would've come back. Huge property with farm animals and lots... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

On Saturdays just across the street is a small, but interesting Farmer's Market. While we are shopping, the boys, now 13 and 11 play here a lot. Real nice historical place.

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1 Thank hanyecz
Calabasas, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Try to actually visit Leonis Adobe instead of just using it for parking next to the Sagebrush Cantina. The grounds are well maintained and you immediately feel back in the wild wild west! Staff is helpful and to think this treasure was almost demolished for commercial purposes.

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2 Thank David L
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There are two parts to the site, the original adobe with various ranch buildings and the Plummer House. The two-story adobe is restored and furnished as it might have looked 175 years ago. There is a barn and several pens of animals, some can be fed. The tank house is interesting. The Plummer House was moved here in the late... More 

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2 Thank Kenneth L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There are two interesting buildings to visit here - an historic adobe and a cottage (the oldest house in Hollywood) which was relocated from another site. The grounds - a former ranchette - include some livestock and gardens. The docents are quite knowledgeable. If you like history, this is worth the $4 adult admission fee. Kids would enjoy the longhorn... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Learning about this museum and its origins was very interesting. The kids enjoyed feeding the animals. Its too bad that the big house cannot be air conditioned because of its construction. We didn't stay as long as we would have if it was cooler. Price is free and donations are encouraged. Definitely a worthwhile place to visit.

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1 Thank barbgoodkin
Calabasas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Leonis Adboe Museum is easy and interesting stop for anyone visiting Calabasas. The museum consists of the Leonis Adobe Mansion, Plummer House, barns, open areas and livestock. The Plummer House was the oldest house in Hollywood prior to it's move to Calabasas. The house has been lovingly restored. Also on the grounds is the Leonis Adobe, the home built by... More 

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