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Dallidet Adobe and Gardens

Address: 1185 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone Number: 805-543-0638
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
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Salem, Oregon, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had a private tour of the adobe and gardens led by staff from the historical society. Very interesting history of a middle class family from the mid 1800s to early 1900s who occupied this building in the center of town. Well worth the $10 and very enjoyable.

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Central Coast, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Who knew? I have lived on the Central Coast for years and never knew this was here! It's fun to discover a treasure in your own backyard. Our family visited one Friday afternoon and enjoyed the tranquil charm of the place. The gardens and landscaping are a refreshing combination of huge old trees and plantings along with newer ones with... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Wander through the gates of the old adobe and you'll feel as though you've stepped back into early California. The adobe is in great, nearly original condition (looks like they just got a new shingled roof), and the gardens surrounding the adobe are charming, bountiful, and beautifully maintained. Some of the trees in the garden were planted by the Dallidet... More

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Los Altos, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Tranquil little garden. The train depot is very cute and worth reading the history boards. It's a small property and the house has very limited hours.

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Northern California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Very limited hours that it is open. Very good docent explained the history of the Dallidet family and its relationship to the city of SLO.

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Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

What a beautiful hidden gem right in the center of San Luis Obispo! We were in the gardens to attend a late afternoon early evening wedding. It is a fabulous place for a wedding or other function. The grounds are well kept and easily acessible. There were restrooms which were very clean also. It is a quaint quiet retreat if... More

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Buena Park, California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
76 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I got here Sunday at 2pm and it was closed. A couple walked up and said that they have tried to visit several times, but it was always closed even during the hours it's supposed to be open. My daughters and I walked around the perimeter and were able to see parts of the garden and an old street car... More

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We had an hour to kill and was glad that we found this nice little "secret garden" and re-lived the history a bit.... very quaint.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Dallidet Adobe is perhaps tricky to find. It's right in the middle of town in San Luis Obispo, but access is up "secret" streets due to a busy shopping center that was built....perhaps to hide it away! The Gardens are old and fabulous ~ a retreat from the busy outside world. Volunteers will take you through the grounds and the... More

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Pacific Grove, California
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182 reviews 182 reviews
65 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We almost missed finding this glimpse into old San Luis Obispo, and we're so glad we persevered. The story of the family and the house is an intriguing part of local history, and the exhibition at the S.L.O history museum offered even more. These old adobes are fast disappearing. Don't miss seeing this one.

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