Rancho Bernardo Looking South from Battle Mountain

Rancho Bernardo History Museum at the Bernardo Winery

Daley Ranch Looking North

Rancho Bernardo Road Looking East c1964

7 Oaks Community Center Construction

Original “Mercado” Shopping Center


Come and hear our special guests as they present various topics of interest


Extending the history of Rancho Bernardo and surrounding areas to youth and the community.


Come and experience the history of Rancho Bernardo at the Bernardo Winery.

Gift Shop

Explore our museum gift shop for themed items about Rancho Bernardo!

The Rancho Bernardo Historical Society is a non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving the local history and increasing public awareness through programs and outreach. As a non-profit we depend on the community to help us accomplish our mission: volunteers, donations and contributions, memberships, and gifts to our collections. For more details on the society and programs please have a look at our Information Brochure. Link: Rancho Bernardo Historical Society Brochure The Rancho Bernardo Historical Society serves the local community of Rancho Bernardo, a community within San Diego with a population of over 65,000.


Upcoming Speaker March 10: Vincent Rossi – Homefront San Diego in World War II

Vince Rossi, will speak on “Home Front San Diego in World War II” telling about  San Diego’s City and County were profoundly changed between 1940 and 1943 by the war. Entire new neighborhoods were created and Balboa Park was transformed into a Navy training base. Vince is an author and historian.

Search Our Online Collections Database

Tips for Searching with Keywords. The Keyword Search button allows you to perform a general search across multiple fields for any catalog records online. Currently available are hundreds of  photos with new items added regularly. Link: Rancho Bernardo Online Collections Catalog

Grants Awarded by the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation

At the 28th RB Community Foundation Thanksgiving luncheon, held November 21st at the RB Inn, we received two Grants from the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation. One grant is to upgrade our visual presentation equipment that is used for events like our Speakers Series. The other grant will allow us to digitize and make more of our archives available in our Online Collections. The Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation is an affiliate of the San Diego Foundation.

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