January 23 - 26, 2015

Cambria has a rich history dating back to the 1860’s. Visitors and locals alike enjoy the self-guided walking tour that visits 26 historic structures throughout the small and welcoming town. Start your Cambria historical self-guided walking tour at the well-preserved Cambria Historical Museum downtown. There, you’ll purchase the walking tour guide book, “Historic Cambria – Treasures of the Past.” The cost of the book is $10, with all proceeds benefitting the Education Program at the Museum. You can start with a docent-led tour of the Museum prior to embarking on your exploration of the historic East Village.

The Cambria Historical Museum is located in the former Guthrie-Bianchini house, which was built in 1870. The building was designated in the National Register of Historical Places in 1980 and opened in 2008 as the Museum, after significant restoration. In addition to educating Cambria area residents and visitors about the history of the various people who have lived in the area, it provides a gathering place for small social functions and serves as a park in the beautiful Heirloom Garden. The Museum property hosts speaker events, festivals, and serves as the hub for information in the East Village. The Museum store provides visitors with books by local authors from pioneer families, paintings, old-fashioned children’s toys and books, and more.



Highway Closures

Highway 1 Closure

If you're heading to the Central Coast, be sure to be mindful of the stretch of Highway 1, 21 miles north of Cambria. Caltrans is busy with a major construction project to make traveling along the stunning Pacific Coast Highway a safer journey.

Highway 1 Storm Repair Along the Big Sur Coast Due to multiple active slides, State Route 1 is now closed between Ragged Pt. (SLO 72.87) and just south of Nepenthe (Mon 44).

Worried about Highway 1 Road Closures? Cambria and Hearst Castle are easily accessible from Highway 46 West from 101 South of Paso Robles or from northbound Highway 1 from the city of San Luis Obispo. Travelers from the north can easily take Highway 101 as an alternate route to Highway 1, which reduces travel time to Cambria by about 25 minutes.

For the latest road closure information visit the Caltrans website.