A Historic, Rural Oasis in a Growing City
Built by retired sea-captain Cornelius Jensen and his wife Mercedes Alvarado in the early 1870s, today this historic ranch preserves the rhythm of farm life from a time before even citrus was king. Now just 30-acres of what was once an expansive ranch, Riverside County has set aside an oasis of historic farmland in the ever-growing city of Jurupa Valley. Visitors to our site can wander through our orchards, feed our resident farm animals, or just walk through the historic ranch house.
We host school tours throughout the school year. Students on our tour learn about farm life in the 1880s, get to try their hand at making butter, ice cream and tortillas. And they have to do some laundry while they’re at it--it can’t all be fun and games! The content of the tour touches on the social science standards for grades 3 and 4, although all ages and grades are welcome. Contact us to set up a tour time--but know that we book up fast.
The site is open to the public the first and third Saturday of every month from 10 until 4.