The Sikes Adobe Farmhouse, located at 12655 Sunset Dr. Escondido, CA, is a State Point of Historic Interest and a City of San Diego historic site that is being restored by the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority to its period of significance. Established around 1870, and featuring one of the area’s oldest adobe homes from the American era, the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead is a remarkable survivor of San Diego’s rural history and, as such, has a special role to play in preserving the legacy of old California. With the restoration, we can learn what life was like for the pioneer settlers in San Diego shortly after statehood.
The Farmhouse was initially restored in January 2004. In October 2007, the house, except for the adobe walls, burned in the Witch Creek Fire. Rebuilding began in August 2009. The Grand Re-Opening Ceremony was held June 26, 2010. New interior and exterior interpretive exhibits by consultant David Krimmel were unveiled on June 26, 2011.
Sikes is open most Sundays for free tours. Our summer hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Visit the events calendar to find the next tour date!
Additionally, Sikes is currently available for tours by reservation. To schedule an appointment for your group or school field trip, contact Leana Bulay at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 674-2275 x18.
Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead
12655 Sunset Dr. Escondido, CA 92025
Directions from I-15:
exit Via Rancho Pkwy.
turn right onto Via Rancho Pkwy.
turn right onto Sunset Dr. (1st traffic light from northbound I-15; 2nd traffic light from southbound I-15)
turn left into the Sikes Adobe Staging Area (dirt parking lot past the driving range), or park along the street
To help with ongoing maintenance costs, a $3 donation per person is suggested.