Great Times, Great Friends, Great Outdoors
Explore and Experience California History
Rescheduled due to storm
Gilman Historic Ranch and Wagon Museum preserves, celebrates, and interprets the history of late 1800’s California, from the Cahuilla Indians to the exploration and settlement of southern California and the San Gorgonio Pass. Once just an adobe hut, then a stage stop and general store and finally an expansive ranch house, the Gilman Ranch site remains today a storybook of the past. Home to the largest public collection of wagons, buggies and stagecoaches in southern California.
The guided tour is approximately 90 minutes.There is an optional 2 mile hike out and back to the top of the hill overlooking the Banning Pass. Wear good hiking footwear and bring water if interested in doing the hike.
Meeting Times and Locations:
Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by a driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Arrive a few minutes early for carpooling. Be kind you your ride share driver and share travel expenses.
What to bring: $5 cash for tour (no credit cards).
Members may register 2 guests for this event.
Contact: Scott Connelly email
Surrounded by cottonwoods and watered by three natural springs, the present Gilman Ranch site has attracted people throughout time. The superb location of this canyon with an exceptional food and water supply offered a prime habitation site for the Cahuilla Indians in this area.
Entrepreneur Newton Noble. lived in the adobe, converted it into a stage stop and opened the first post office in the San Gorgonio Pass in 1868.
Today the Gilman Historic Ranch and Wagon Museum preserves, celebrates, and interprets the history of California, from the Cahuilla Indians to the exploration and settlement of southern California and the San Gorgonio Pass, including the homestead ranch of James Marshall Gilman. Come and explore your gateway to the western frontier.
Health Problems/allergies: Discuss any medical concerns with the trip leader that may affect your ability to complete the trip.
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