Preservation group offers historical tour July 19


The Encinitas Preservation Association will host another historical bus tour from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 19. The tour will offer 50 historical points of interest and scheduled stops, including the Old Encinitas School House, San Elijo Lagoon, Olivenhain Town Hall, and the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, plus a drive through the San Diego Botanic Gardens.

The tour highlight will be a rare opportunity to tour the Bumann Ranch. Guides on the bus will give a brief history or story about each area.

No matter how long you have lived in Encinitas, said association director Carolyn Cope, “You will learn something new during this tour.”

Each ticket supports the preservation of the Boathouses, which are among Encinitas’ most iconic historical buildings. The EPA acquired the SS Moonlight and SS Encinitas in 2008 in order to maintain them and assure they remain in place for future generations.

Sea Coast Exclusive Properties is the EPA’s tour sponsor for a second year. Sea Coast, in downtown Encinitas, is a locally owned real estate firm with deep ties and a history of community service.

“Many of our agents are locals who grew up in Encinitas, with family histories that are part of the Encinitas story,” said Mike Evans, president of Sea Coast Exclusive Properties. “We are excited to be a small part of preserving our local heritage.”

Tickets are $40, available at the Encinitas 101 MainStreet office, 818 S. Coast Highway 101. The tour leaves from the City Hall parking lot, 505 S. Vulcan, at 9 a.m. and returns at 1 p.m. Lunch will be available for $5.

Contact Carolyn Cope at 760-753-4834 or email to