Open: Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
Directions: From I-5. take the Old Town Exit. Old Town is closed to vehicular traffic; park in the lot at Twiggs Street and San Diego Avenue. The Machado-Stewart Adobe is on Mason Street one block from La Casa de Estudillo.
The two-room adobe of José Manuel and Maria Machado was built in 1830, after eight of their nine children were grown and married. Rosa, the youngest daughter, married Jack Stewart and they lived there until their deaths. Richard Henry Dana described a visit to the historic adobe in Two Years before the Mast. It is one of the oldest adobe buildings in Old Town.
The house has been restored by the California Park and Recreation Department and was furnished by the San Diego County Committee of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of California.