Experience Living History At Campo De Cahuenga

California is a state that is steeping with a rich history. It’s home to some of the greatest cities in the world and has played host to some of the most important events in American history. Many of the most important historic sites in the state have been recognized and preserved by the government. One such destination is Campo de Cahuenga. If you want to experience an important piece of history while in the Burbank area, then it is worth a visit.What Is Campo De Cahuenga?The building was originally an adobe ranch that was used for the signing of a peace treaty between Mexico and the United States in 1847. The parties who signed the peace treaty were General Andres Pico and Lieutenant Colonel John C Fremont. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed a year later and the Mexican-American War was over. The end of the war resulted in Mexico ceding California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado to the United States. The ranch continued to see use following the end of the war. For several years it was a stage station for the Butterfield Stage Coach. Unfortunately, in 1900, the original adobe building was demolished.In 1923, Los Angeles purchased the property from the current owners. A replica adobe ranch house was built on the spot. Irene T. Lindsay, who was the leader of the Historical Society in the area, led the rebuilding efforts. It was officially completed and dedicated in 1950. The building eventually became a historic landmark and the property became a park. It is registered as California landmark 151 by the National Register of Historic Places.The Ranch TodayThe ranch still sees plenty of use by certain organizations. It houses regular meetings and is even open to the public with a docent once a month on the first Saturday. If you want an in-depth and educational experience with the building, then it’s advised that you visit during those times. Otherwise, it is still possible to visit the ranch year-round. A portion of the building currently serves as a museum. The museum displays a number of artifacts from the time period as well as earlier periods of California history. It also contains the Treaty of Cahuenga that was signed in the building in 1847. Artifacts belonging to the original signers of the treaty, John Freemont and Andres Pico, are also on display.If you are visiting in the month of January, then you can enjoy a special treat that takes place once a year. A local organization holds a re-enactment of the signing of the treaty of Cahuenga. The participants in the re-enactment are always well versed and very believable. It’s a great experience for those who enjoy living history. The ranch is a must-see for history buffs in the area. And there is plenty more to do in Burbank and other surrounding towns once you have finished. It’s worth scheduling a weekend vacation so that you can experience all that the area has to offer.Check this Reno’s if you want good food!