Pio Pico State Historic Park
Book an in-person field trip for Pio Pico State Historic Park
On the grounds of Pio Pico State Historic Park stands the over 170-year-old ranchito, home of the last governor of Mexican California. Don Pio Pico was one of the wealthiest and most influential men in the Wild West territory. Owning large amounts of land from San Diego to the San Fernando Valley, Don Pio Pico acquired his wealth through Cattle ranching. Students learn the history of Pio Pico; what life was like in the 1800s at the ‘Rancho’ and how he made his money and eventually lost it. Additionally, learning how the California Gold Rush and the American Civil War affected life for Pio Pico and his Ranchos.
There is one type of in-person field trip offered at Pio Pico State Historic Park.
Guided Tour: 90-minute exploration of 2-3 locations in the park. Max 60 students, designed for K-12. See below to learn more!