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Guy B Woodward Museum

645 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065-2043
+1 760-789-7644
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A quiet secret

As a teacher, and someone who loves local history, GBW is a hidden treasure. Visitors will learn... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Kevin E
Ramona, California, USA
Interesting little museum...

Checked out the museum after one of the shop owners in town recommended it. It's a nice little... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Chula Vista, California
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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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645 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065-2043
+1 760-789-7644
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

As a teacher, and someone who loves local history, GBW is a hidden treasure. Visitors will learn about how our little town got it's name, learn about who has lived here or passed through. There is a lot of big history in our little town!

Thank Kevin E
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Checked out the museum after one of the shop owners in town recommended it. It's a nice little museum that highlights the history of the Ramona area. It offers a self-guided tour through the main house and the surrounding buildings, with prerecorded messages available at...More

Thank cjhill95
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The first time we came by to this place it was closed and I'm so glad we came back when they opened. The house was built in 1800's and staged in that era. Artifacts in 1800's are displayed from furnishing down to the utensils. I...More

1  Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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.

2  Thank Daphne P
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...More

1  Thank TrudiC44
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.

Thank Eileen C
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.

Thank lubomyray
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.

1  Thank lbeard2015
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.

Reviewed 19 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...More

2  Thank Sue L
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