Rancho Bernardo History Museum

The Rancho Bernardo History Museum is operated by the Rancho Bernardo Historical Society. It is located on the grounds of the historic Bernardo Winery at 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA 92128. Over 10,000 visitors come to the museum each year to learn about the history of Rancho Bernardo and the surrounding area. Volunteer docents are available to explain the many exhibits and displays that are available to visitor of all ages. The Museum also maintains a research library for use by appointment.

Online Museum Exhibits:

Additional Exhibits At The Museum

  • indigenous Culture in the Rancho Bernardo Area
  • Trails and Travelers
  • The Town of Bernardo
  • Battle of San Pasqual and Mexican American War
  • Rancho Bernardo Today


Recent Additions to Our Collections

The following items have been recently added to our collections. Some items may still be in the cataloging process. Some items may have restricted access. For information about current availability, please contact the collections manager, Peggy Rossi, at 858-592-9360.

  • Brochure for Vezelay (Vintage Communities) including images of houses with descriptions and list of amenities plus information sheets for Plans 1, 2 and 3 with price list and map (2003).
  • Framed mirror with etching of artist conception of new home in Gatewood Heights (donor Larry John)
  • American Association of University Women scrapbooks, organizational records, and newsletters (donor AAUW of Rancho Bernardo)
  • Photographs, slides and negatives of Rancho Bernardo and Los Peñasquitos (1969-1971) (donor Kay Ferrara)
  • First People: A Revised Chronology for San Diego County by Dennis Gallegos (museum purchase)
  • Maps and documents regarding the San Pasqual Battlefield, Mule Hill and Mexican War; historic roads binder; RBHS scrapbook (1983-2014); reproductions of Kit Carson images and documents (Donor: estate of Tom Cook)
  • Catherine: A San Diego Girl written by a daughter of Ed Fletcher (donor Shirley Black)
  • Westerners Brand Books 1-9, complete set of “Wrangler Quarterly” (donor Robert C. Welch)
  • Once Upon A Town by Vincent Nicholas Rossi (donor Vincent N. Rossi)

Phone: (858) 775-5788