Tucked away in the Southeast corner of Nipomo off the 101 the historic Dana Adobe — home of Boston Sea Captain William Dana and his wife Maria Josefa Carrillo from 1839 through 1899. By his marriage to Maria the couple was granted a 37,888 acre ranch – known as Rancho Nipomo – in 1837. Dana was the architect who designed this family home where they welcomed famous guests such as John C. Fremont and Henry Tefft. Maria had 21 single births with 13 children living to adulthood. After undergoing a significant and meticulous restoration, the adobe hosts docent lead tours and special events where its’ rich and colorful past is brought to life.
One such event coming up just in time for Halloween is their Ghost Tours, held place on three upcoming October evenings. Friday, October 20th, Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 29th. Listen to stories of intrigue, murder and deaths that are not normally shared with the public. You will be amazed to learn untold historical facts about this home built over 177 years ago. This is the oldest structure between Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and Mission Santa Ynez. Imagine it in its’ prime as docents dressed in period costume pass through the candlelit adobe. If you love history, stories of intrigue and want a a good spooky case of goosebumps, book your tour now.
Cost is just a small $7 donation made through Eventbrite at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-tours-at-the-dana-adobe-tickets-38596320634.
Reservations are recommended as this tour is selling out quickly.
If you have toured the Adobe during the day, this is a whole new experience not to be missed. The Dana Adobe is located at 671 Oakglen Ave. Nipomo. The Ghost Tours take place between 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Tours starts every 10 minutes – choose your time slot when ordering tickets. Maximum of 10 people to each tour. Tours last about 60 minutes. Tickets are non-refundable.