Encinitas Historical Society
390 West F Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
Mailing Address: Encinitas Historical Society, P O Box 232292, Encinitas CA 92023-2293
760 942 9066
Bringing the Past to Life

Welcome to our
Old Schoolhouse
...home of the Encinitas Historical Society, where you'll discover photographs, exhibits, research papers, oral histories and well-informed docents eager to share their passion for this unique City and its history.

Walk across the original wood floor and imagine yourself back in 1883, when the newly-built one-room schoolhouse was home to the town's entire population of school age children - all eight of them.

Join us for our guided downtown walks held every third Saturday, September through July, or come and enjoy our regular events - film festivals, open houses - and immerse yourself in the history of Encinitas, its landmarks and its people, and get to know how this beachside community of fishermen and farmers evolved into the vibrant and fascinating City it is today.

The Old Schoolhouse is open Friday and Saturday afternoons throughout the year (except Public Holidays) from 1 - 4pm. Entry is free but donations are always welcome. Park outside or stroll up from the beach - we're just a block away!

We look forward to seeing you and taking you on an unforgettable journey back in time...


Available now at The Old Schoolhouse ~

LEGENDARY LOCALS OF ENCINITAS, a unique book that captures the lives of over one hundred citizens, from the very earliest pioneers to the artists, surfers and civic leaders who have made Encinitas the vibrant community it is today. 

At just $20, these entertaining, often humorous, and always informative vignettes will encourage readers to see Encinitas through a different prism and come to understand how our city of five distinct communities really is the place where reality meets magic. 

This latest offering in Arcadia's Legendary Locals imprint celebrates all those people who had the courage to follow their dreams. Their names should never be forgotten.

April 18
May 16
June 20
July 18

We meet at
the 1883 Schoolhouse
390 West F Street 
at 10.30 am and follow a docent guide through historical downtown Encinitas.

The tour lasts around 90 minutes. 

We look forward to seeing you in 2015!

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