Visitor Center & Museum
The Visitor Center and Museum were built as a replica of a packinghouse. You can walk through the museum to learn the expansive history of how citrus groves came about and concentrated in Southern California. The main continuous counties were Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.
As you explore the Museum, you’ll follow citrus from its earliest origins in Asia to its centuries long journey to North America. You’ll also begin to understand why people once followed and still follow their dreams to the Golden State and how their widely divergent dreams come true. It’s an exciting journey.
Also, inside the Visitor Center you’ll find Eliza’s Emporium Gift Shop that sells a wide variety of citrus related merchandise from marmalade and candy to books, t-shirts and kitchen items.
Adjacent to the Visitor Center, park visitors can also explore various paths through the Citrus Varietal Grove, up to the knolls that display breathtaking views of the entire 400-acre park and enjoy a picnic in the lower area of the park.
We hope you enjoy it and come back soon!