Escape the classroom and enjoy an outing with your students. Visit our
Fillmore Historical Museum, just a few minutes walk from your school to
our front door.
Our museum features three historical buildings: a 1905 craftsman-style home,
built for Dr. Ira Hinkley; an 1887 Southern Pacific Depot; and our 1919
Rancho Sespe Bunkhouse.
A museum docent will take you on a personal tour, answering questions for your curious students.
We will divide your class into groups of six to eight students. This will
make it easier for students to take in our displays and ask questions
about the items on display.
May we suggest that your class pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic on the grass just steps from our museum.
The bunkhouse found a permanent home on our Main Street property in
February of 1995. In the middle of the night huge equipment brought the
building east from Rancho Sespe to its new home. Again, volunteers dug
in and, by moving walls and reinforcing the structure, turned the
one-time dormitory into display rooms, research rooms and a museum
office and gift shop.
Home to Fillmore’s first dentist, this 1905 craftsman-style house was moved onto the property in 1994.
Volunteers devoted hundreds of hours of labor to bring this house back to life. The Hinckley House became the
temporary home of the museum until the restoration of the Rancho Sespe Bunkhouse was completed. Your class will
enjoy seeing what life looked like in the early 1900’s.
The Southern Pacific Railroad laid tracks along the north side of the
Santa Clara River Valley and Fillmore started to grow. Our 1887 depot’s
first home was very close to Central Avenue. It includes an agent’s
office and freight room. The depot was purchased from the Southern
Pacific Railroad and moved to a temporary location and now rests on the
Fillmore Historical Museum park.
Interested in visiting our museum? Just click on the link and print off our tour application, or contact the museum office at (805)524-0948 and let us work with you to schedule your tour.