Our Heritage Center Museums are closed per San Diego County Health directives.
We will reopen once again when it is allowed.
View our re-opening plan here.
Read our SD county reopening checklist here.



  • Fallbrook Pioneer Eric Hindorf's Adobe built ca. 1910
  • E.J. Johnson's Ostrich Farm - Bonsall ca. 1880's


The Fallbrook Historical Society’s mission is to bring history to life by educating the community and others about Fallbrook’s rich heritage.Brief History of Fallbrook Historical Society

The Fallbrook Historical Society (FHS) received its Charter, approval of exemption as a Non-Profit Corporation and Articles of Incorporation on August 9, 1976. The first general meeting of the FHS was called to order by George Kelsey in the Fallbrook High School Cafeteria on April 4, 1977. The current location of the museum and Pittenger House, were purchased in 1981. Construction of the “Barn” began on June 3, 2006, culminating with the “Barn”  being formally dedicated and named the Donald J. Rivers Interpretive Center on October 9, 2011.

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