“Former home of famous Sea Capt.”
Jensen Alvarado Historic Ranch and Museum is located in Riverside off of the 60 freeway and Rubidoux Blvd on a 30-acre site. The ranch was built by the retired sea captain Cornelius Jensen and wife Mercedes Alvarado. The park gives visitors a peek into the past, showing life as it was lived in the 1880’s. Lead by interpreters in period-appropriate attire, demonstrations of tortilla and butter making, adobe brick making, ice cream cranking, scrub board and wringer laundry, weaving, and various farming techniques from the 19th century are offered to groups with reservations and on Ranch Days. The ranch features farm tools once used on the ranch, crops once tended to by the family, orange groves, a windmill, a tank house, a milk house and an archeology table. The museum, located in the family winery, contains additional farming equipment, Jensen’s saddle, tools, a buggy and other items related to the family. Tours are available of the preserved home, with furniture and utensils that belonged to the original owners still intact.
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Jensen Alvarado Historic Ranch
- Fri, Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thu: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Sun - Wed: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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