Robert P. Strathearn Historical Park & Museum
137 Strathearn Place
Simi Valley, CA  93063
(805) 526-6453
Website
Year Founded:
    1969

Description:
   Robert P. Strathearn Historical Park & Museum became a reality in 1969, thanks to the generosity of the descendants of Simi Valley pioneers Robert P. and Mary Strathearn. Through the joint efforts of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District and the Simi Valley Historical Society this park has been available to the public for an enjoyable and educational experience ever since.
    In 1892 the elder Strathearns incorporated the remaining two rooms of the old Simi Adobe into what became their home, which remains at this park site today. The Strathearn residence also occupies a part of the site of the Chumash Village names Shimiji, from which the name Simi comes.
    Within this 6 acre site, a visitor can readily see elements from three important periods of Simi Valley history: Chumash Indian, Spanish Rancho and American. On August 5, 1988, El Rancho Simi was declared State Historical Landmark No. 979 be the State Historical Resources Commission.
    The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, Simi Valley Historical Society, City of Simi Vally, volunteers and local pioneer families have worked hard together to create a very unique park with additional Simi Valley historic buildings that have been relocated to this wonderful place.

Museum Category:
    Historical

Business Categories:
    Antiquities Museum,    Estate / Historic Home,    Historic Site,    Historical Organizations,    Historical Places,    Historical Research,    Monument,    Museums/Attractions/Historic,    National Monument,    Natural History Museum,    Parks,    Tours,

Business Hours:
    9 to 3 Monday thru Friday, 1 to 4 Saturday & Sunday

Payment Accepted:
    Cash,   Check,   MasterCard,   Visa,  

Admittance:
    During normal business hours

Location Type:
    Historic Site

Languages Spoken:
    English,  

Legal Entity:
    Non-Profit

Average Visit:
    1 to 2 hours

Indoor/Outdoor:
    Indoor/Outdoor Location

Parking On-Site?
    Yes   --   Free parking is available

Handicapped Accessible?
    Yes

Smoking?
    NOT Permitted

Cell Phones?
    Permitted

Cameras/Recording Equip.?
    Permitted

Pets Allowed?
    Some restrictions

Guided Tours?
    Yes

Classes Offered?
    Yes.





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