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Guy B Woodward Museum

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Address: 645 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065-2043
Phone Number: +1 760-789-7644
13:00 - 16:00
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Thu - Sun 13:00 - 16:00

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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Time for Christmas

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Eileen C
Ramona, California
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Ramona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Ramona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Ramona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Ashford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 filled with interesting stories and the rich history of the area. Clearly, people in Ramona... More 

2 Thank Sue L
Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

2 Thank mnance64
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 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 

1 Thank DarcyHollis
san diego
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

3 Thank rick1942
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

Small local museum with a lot of history about the whole value. Delightful museum guide, she had first hand information regarding the actual family who collected many of the pieces at the museum. a must do for the family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

My daughter and I spent part of a chilly afternoon exploring this wonderful little gem of a museum in the middle of downtown Ramona. We were greeted by the 'watch cat', who then accompanied us around the outdoor part of the museum. We checked out the old apiary house, the telegraph room, a wonderful old 'mobile home' (one of the... More 

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