Encinitas Historical Society

390 West F Street, Encinitas, CA 92024

Mailing Address:
Encinitas Historical Society 
P.O. Box 232292
 Encinitas, CA  92023-2293

Telephone: (760) 942-9066

Bringing the Past to Life

Welcome to our
1883 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...

The Historical Society would not be here without the amazing Lloyd O'Connell!
He has been the cornerstone of support, passionate about history and keeping the past alive and thriving into the future.  Retiring this year, Lloyd will always be a huge part of the Schoolhouse.

 April 18
May 16
June 20
July 18

We meet at the
1883 Schoolhouse
390 West F Street 
at 10:30AM and follow a docent guide through historical downtown Encinitas.

The tour lasts 90 mins.
 We look forward to having you on the tour!

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