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O'Neill Museum

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31831 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3115
+1 949-493-8444
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Simple but interesting

This is a small house moved from original site in SJC. Well worth the $1.00 admission. They have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beverlee R
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North Richland Hills, Texas
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Low key but worth finding

Interesting info on local history and families and the house is charming. I like how you're not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sherri p
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Houston, Texas
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31831 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3115
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+1 949-493-8444

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small house moved from original site in SJC. Well worth the $1.00 admission. They have all the history in frames on the wall in each room, which you can walk in all the rooms. It's located across the tracks from the train...More

Thank Beverlee R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting info on local history and families and the house is charming. I like how you're not restricted from viewing rooms from behind a cord - you can go right in. They also have left glimpses into the inner walls where old wallpapers still reside...More

Thank sherri p
Reviewed April 23, 2017

If you are interested in the history of San Juan Capistrano this museum will satisfy your needs and give you a peek into what life was like for one family in the early years.

1  Thank ross5100
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

The O'Neill Museum is directly across the tracks from the San Juan Capistrano train depot, to the left. It is located in the Los Rios Historic District, a charming walking area. The house was built by a saloon keeper between 1870 and 1880. He was...More

1  Thank Annette M
Reviewed November 12, 2016

An interesting little historical house that was good to walk through and take a few photos. I love seeing how people lived in days gone by. I would recommend this for parents of elementary age children and older. Good for them to see the simplicity...More

1  Thank Roberta G
Reviewed July 19, 2016

This is across the track fro the Amtrak! Many old artifacts like the antique bed, piano, table, and toys...IT consists of about 6 rooms..I really enjoyed the bathroom that still has the old tub with legs and feet. There is information about the area in...More

2  Thank Marta E
Reviewed March 22, 2016

I generally if I have time to visit small history museums and this one is in acute home and I was glad and pleased to go by. Yes, I did donate and it is small but very informative and enjoyed the fact about San Juan...More

Thank twomenwithtrumpets
Reviewed October 9, 2015

This family owned all of South Orange County and sold a portion of their land to the Federal government to create Camp Pendelton. The O'Neill's are fascinating and this beautiful museum is on the same street as the local garden, little restaurants, and the train...More

1  Thank Irene C
Reviewed May 26, 2015

Needs more display of somthing. Antique store across the street was lot more interesting and to see.

Thank Christie R
Reviewed February 15, 2015

Like other reviewers noted, this is a tiny house. Despite that, it is packed full of interesting little bits about old SJC and living in California back in the day. Donate your $1 and soak in the oldness .

1  Thank dissector
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