The Sanchez Adobe in Pacifica is one of three sites that the San Mateo County Historical Association runs programs at. A state historic landmark, the Sanchez Adobe is the second- oldest building in the county.
Don Francisco Sanchez, owner of Rancho San Pedro, built the Sanchez Adobe between 1842-1846. At his Rancho San Pedro, Don Francisco Sanchez raised cattle for the hide-and-tallow trade. In 1842, he started building an adobe home for his family.
The San Mateo County Historical Association has been interpreting the history of this county park for 35 years. During the Rancho Day Fiesta, a living history event, visitors will be invited to make adobe bricks, stamp leather, dip candles, make corn husk dolls, churn butter and participate in other rancho-era activities. The Alta California Dancers will be the featured entertainment, demonstrating dance steps of the mid-nineteenth century.