Aguilar Adobe-established in 1794
1794, the Mission San Juan Capistrano built
a number of adobes to house soldiers and
the local Native Americans who worked at
Blas Aguilar purchased two of these adobes
in 1845, which he named "La Hacienda Aguilar."
The south wing adobe was called Casa Tejada;
it unfortunately is no longer standing.
The north wing adobe was called Casa de
Esperanza, or "House of Hope." It still
stands on the east side of the plaza.
once again renamed, now The Blas Aguilar
Adobe, it is still the "House of Hope" because
it is our goal to make it into a museum
that will house artifacts reflecting the
different period of San Juan Capistrano
history and surrounding area, while accurately
serving to educate it's visitors. We hope
the Blas Aguilar Adobe, which once played
a vital role in the founding and building
of San Juan Capistrano's past, will now
serve as an important learning tool for
all to view this rich history.
Blas Aguilar Adobe Museum is maintained
and operated by the Blas Aguilar Adobe Foundation,
a non- profit organization. The museum is
located at 31806 El Camino Real, San Juan
Capistrano, CA 92675. Call (949) 493-4933
for information on the museum's operating