Historical Landmarks

Greenspace Preserve | Chinese Temple

Residing in Greenspace’s Creekside Reserve, the Chinese Temple has become a historical landmark in Cambria. Dating back to the 19th century, the site remains one of the oldest Chinese temples in Southern California. The Greenspace recently restored the temple in great detail and has relocated the temple back to its original location, opening the site …

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Cambria Historical Museum & Gardens

Built in 1870, the Guthrie-Bianchini House is one of Cambria’s oldest homes. The Bianchini family owned the house for 87 years beginning in 1914. In 1980, the house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Cambria Historical Society purchased the property in 2001, then reconstructed and renovated it. Sitting on the corner …

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Piedras Blancas Light Station

Just 15 miles north of Cambria on a rugged, windswept coastal point rests the historic Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. It was first illuminated in 1875 to guide mariners along the rocky California coast. The Bureau of Land Management now manages the Piedras Blancas Light Station as a historic park and wildlife sanctuary accessed by guided tours …

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Hearst Castle

If you listen closely enough in the afternoon atop an enchanted hill near Cambria, you can hear waves lapping along the expanse of coast below and exotic zebras grazing in nearby meadows. This is La Cuesta Encantada, or “The Enchanted Hill,” which is home to one of America’s greatest châteaus: Hearst Castle. Hearst Castle sits …

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Historic Walking Tour

Cambria is brimming with historic architecture dating back to the 1800s, with an eclectic and charming collection of architectural styles. Victorian architecture, popular when Cambria was becoming a bustling mining town, was the inspiration for many of the buildings still standing today. Interpretations of the historic style are mixed with more modern influences to create …

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