Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe Historic Site & Museum - Montebello
The Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe Historic Site and Museum is located on the site of the oldest residence in Montebello. The Adobe was built in 1844 about one mile from the site of the first San Gabriel Mission and was part of the 2,363 acre Rancho La Merced. The adobe is owned by the City of Montebello, and managed by the Montebello Historical Society. Visitors will find that the area has a rich and varied history of Gabrieleno Indian, Spanish, Californio, and American Heritage. Our collections include Sanchez artifacts, miscellaneous period furnishings, early Montebello photos, Indian artifacts, and Simons Brickyard memorabilia. Every year the Montebello Historical Society sponsors events to connect the past with the present by offering programs that educate and enrich all audiences. We happily announce a new demonstration garden in front of the adobe for drought resistant plants.