Stagecoach Inn

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Grand Union Hotel
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Stagecoach Inn, September 2008
Location51 Ventu Park Rd., Newbury Park, California
Coordinates34°10′41″N 118°54′41″W / 34.17806°N 118.91139°W / 34.17806; -118.91139Coordinates: 34°10′41″N 118°54′41″W / 34.17806°N 118.91139°W / 34.17806; -118.91139
NRHP reference No.75000495
CHISL No.659
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 30, 1975[2]
Designated CHISL1958[1]

The Stagecoach Inn in Newbury Park, California, originally known as the Grand Union Hotel, was used as a resting area for people who traveled from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara.[3] Besides a hotel and stagecoach stop, it has also been used as a post office, church, restaurant and military school.[4] It is California Historical Landmark no. 659 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It played a major role in the development of the stage line transportation network in California.[5] The hotel was also the first business venture in the Conejo Valley.[6]

Today, the inn is owned by the Conejo Recreation and Park Department and operated as a historic museum. The museum includes a replica of Timber School (originally built in 1889), a carriage house and blacksmith shop, nature trail, and the 'Tri-Village', a small group of three houses: the pioneer house, the adobe, and the Chumash 'ap. There is also a gift shop located inside the museum. Volunteers operate the museum, although it is run by the Conejo Valley Historical Society. There is also a Jr. Docent program for children and teenagers aged 8–18. It is a dominant cultural- and educational gathering place for thousands of residents and visitors to Newbury Park.[7]

The Stagecoach Inn is allegedly haunted, and is considered one of California's most famous haunted places.[8]

The Stagecoach Inn is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 1-4 pm., in Newbury Park, CA.

  1. ^ "Stagecoach Inn". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  3. ^ Merritt, Jackie and Brian (1993). California. MPC. Page 144. ISBN 9780861904648.
  4. ^ O'Brien, Tricia (2017). Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village. Arcadia Publishing. Page 13. ISBN 9781439661956.
  5. ^ Sprankling, Miriam and Ruthanne Begun (2006). Historical Tour of the Conejo Valley. Conejo Valley Historical Society. Page 5. ISBN 0-9725233-4-0.
  6. ^ Sprankling, Miriam and Ruthanne Begun (2012). Tales and Voices of the Conejo. Newbury Park, CA: Conejo Valley Historical Society. Page 9. ISBN 0-9725233-6-7.
  7. ^ Fargo, Donna (1983). Conejo Valley Days: A Brief History of the Golden Conejo. Thousand Oaks, CA: Farland Enterprises. Page 2.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2011-01-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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