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Guy B Woodward Museum

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Address: 645 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065-2043
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+1 760-789-7644
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Thu - Sun 13:00 - 16:00
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The Guy B. Woodward Museum's Verlaque house is an 1886 original adobe of...

The Guy B. Woodward Museum's Verlaque house is an 1886 original adobe of French Provincial design fully furnished in period antiques. Out buildings include 1874 cowboy bunk house, tack shop and blacksmith shop, 7-ton steel jail, replicas of a one-room schoolhouse, millinery shop and post office. Extensive grounds include a honey processing shed, buggies, wagons, mining and farm equipment, plus extensive archives of local historic biographies, photographs, school records, and newspapers dating to 1800's.

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No glitz here, but a nice evocation of local past times

The kind of museum you go into and think, " I am in my great grandparents attic." Lots of old farming equipment outside. Maybe not worth a trip on it's own, but nice to include... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Daphne P
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Rancho Santa fe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The kind of museum you go into and think, " I am in my great grandparents attic." Lots of old farming equipment outside. Maybe not worth a trip on it's own, but nice to include when In the area.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This former dwelling, now a museum, is chock full of clothing, furnishings, tools, appliances, medical and dental equipment + artifacts related to the people who used to live there or to the time period. We were the only ones visiting so we had a very personal tour given by a husband and wife team. I think we were there longer... More 

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Thank TrudiC44
Ramona, California
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This building was built in the mid-1800s. It is a jewel here in Ramona. There are various events held here throughout the year. Always a fun time.

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Thank Eileen C
Ramona, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

The museum is well maintained showcasing life during early settlement of Ramona. There is the mansion with furnishings of the time, kitchen, doctor's tools, clothing, a jail , blacksmith tools and much more.

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Thank lubomyray
Ramona, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Step back in time while visiting the Guy Woodward Museum. See what the early settlers did and how they lived when Ramona was first being settled.

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THORNTON
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

The guide has a long history of involvement with the Woodwards and their home and now museum. She was quite knowledgeable and a true aficionado of its history. A lot of the furnishings are not original to the home but still add to the charm.

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Thank LEFFLER R
Ashford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

We just returned from a delightful and informative visit to this local museum. It was beyond our expectations. The history of the area is portrayed in an inviting way and has something to interest all age groups. Our guide, Myra, gave us a personal tour filled with interesting stories and the rich history of the area. Clearly, people in Ramona... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 7 December 2014

We never did get in due to the very restrictive "open" hours during our weeks' visit - Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Outwardly it appeared average; hence the "average" rating, but we would have liked to explore a bit.

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2 Thank mnance64
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

a bit quirky, but really interesting! When you arrive you have to use the phone on the gate to gain entrance, and the docent (?) takes you through the museum.....a bit odd, but she did have a great deal of info to pass on, so it was ok. There is a great deal of Ramona history packed in to the... More 

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san diego
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

The building style is unique for this area with wide porches to the sunny exposure to keep the adobe walls shaded and with a basement. A collection of farm implements and tools and medical instruments will stimulate one's curiosity. The one room school might be familiar to some visitors and the steel box jail will be recognized by the outlaws.... More 

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