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Sanchez Adobe School Program


Experience life on a Californio rancho! Take a trip back in time during a visit to the Sanchez Adobe. Discover the early use of the land and its natural resources during a grounds tour. Students are introduced to the people who lived at the site which was an Ohlone village, a Spanish mission outpost and a Mexican rancho.

Hands-On Activities

The hands-on history program features three activity stations:
  • Take a house tour and participate in daily chores of a Californio rancho by grinding corn and roping a “cow.”
  • Make candles and learn about the hide-and-tallow trade.
  • Climb into the mud pit and make adobe bricks like those used to build the Sanchez Adobe.


  • Geared to fourth graders.
  • History-Social Science Content Standards: 4.2, 4.3.
  • 3-hour program.
  • Available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Six chaperones required to assist with hands-on activities.
  • 2016-2017: The cost is $137 for a San Mateo County class of up to 30 students; $157 for other counties. Fee applies to one class per program.

Size Limitations

To protect the historic site and for better quality of programming, school programs at the Sanchez Adobe are limited to one class.


The school program occurs rain or shine. Some modification of activities occurs on rainy days.
The Sanchez Adobe is completely booked for the 2016-2017 school year. Please email the Sanchez Adobe to be placed on the wait list.
For Teachers
Click on the links below for PDFs with additional information to prepare for your tour.
Teacher Letter
Teacher Guide

For Chaperones
Click on the links below for PDFs with additional information.
Chaperone Letter and Directions
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Contact Us
For more information, call 650.359.1462 or email us.