The Historical Society would not be here without the amazing Lloyd O'Connell!
He has been the cornerstone of support, passionate about history and keeping the past alive and thriving into the future.  Retiring this year, Lloyd will always be a huge part of the Schoolhouse.

...home of the Encinitas Historical Society, where you'll discover photographs, exhibits, research papers, oral histories and well-informed docents eager to share their passion for this unique city and its history.

Walk across the original wood floor and imagine yourself back in 1883, when the newly-built one-room schoolhouse was home to the town's entire population of school age children - all eight of them.

Join us for our guided downtown walks held every third Saturday, September through July, or come and enjoy our regular events - film festivals, open houses - and immerse yourself in the history of Encinitas, its landmarks and its people, and get to know how this beach-side community of fishermen and farmers evolved into the vibrant and fascinating city it is today. We look forward to seeing you and taking you on an unforgettable journey back in time...

Open Friday and Saturday from 1- 4 PM (except Public Holidays) 

Entry is free but donations are always welcome. 


Welcome to our 1883 Schoolhouse

​​The Encinitas Historical Society will be hosting a Scavenger Hunt (garage sale) on February 6th from 8AM-4PM. Please stop by and check out the items we have for sale.​​


February 20th

​March 19th

April 16th

May 21st

Meet at the Schoolhouse
390 West F Street at 10:30 AM and follow adocent guide through historical downtown Encinitas.

The tour lasts 90 mins.

 We look forward to having you on the tour.

390 West F Street, Encinitas, CA 92024

Mailing Address: 
Encinitas Historical Society 
P.O. Box 232292
 Encinitas, CA  92023-2293
Telephone: (760) 942-9066​​​​​​

​​​Encinitas Historical