The Verlaque House

The Verlaque House is a Victorian adobe of French provincial style. It was built in 1886 by French immigrant Theophile Verlaque. He had moved to San Diego in 1870. He became wealthy through ranching, land speculation, and wine production. He owned a winery on 6th Street in downtown San Diego. 


Ramona's Verlaque House is one of the oldest and best preserved adobe buildings in the San Diego backcountry. It remains a rare example of an adobe French Colonial style residence in the Western United States. 

The house, with its 13-foot ceilings and 18" thick walls, includes several period displays including a doctor’s office, parlor, dining room bedroom, sleeping porch, and kitchen.


The Verlaque House's wine cellar is now an exhibit space paying tribute to Ramona’s turkey days, world champion cowboy Casey Tibbs, local military members, Ramona businesses, mining in Ramona, film, photography, and much more!   


Beyond the Verlaque house, the Guy B Woodward Museum includes a post office, school house, blacksmith shop, and more!