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Susanna Bixby Bryant Ranch House and Museum

Visit the historic Susanna Bixby Bryant Ranch now open to the public. It serves as the site for the Yorba Linda Heritage Museum where visitors can glimpse some of Yorba Linda's unique heritage. Each room depicts a different period or aspect of the area's history,from Indian times to the first settlement by the Yorba family, and into the modern age. The grounds are planted in California native plants, and a small replica of the original botanic garden is located on the east side.

NOTE: The garden is currently under renovation.

Click here for a Virtual Tour of the museum
(requires Adobe Flash player)

Click here for a collection of articles on the history of the ranch
and botanic garden



Hours: Sunday: 1:00  - 4:00 pm
Location: 5700 Susanna Bryant Drive
Directions East on La Palma Ave., turn left on Camino de Bryant, turn left on Pomegranate Rd., turn left on Susanna Bryant Rd.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 396
Yorba Linda, CA 92885
Telephone: (714) 694-0235
Admission $2.00 for adults and children over 12 $1.00 for children under 12 Infants & toddlers free.
Please call to arrange individual, group, or class tours

Time Line
1875:John Bixby purchases a parcel of land from Bernardo Yorba's Rancho Cañon deSanta Ana.
1911: After Bixby's death, his daughter, Susanna Bixby Bryant, builds a home on the property and assumes management of the ranch's cattle business and citrus groves.
1927:Susanna Bixby Bryant establishes a botanic garden as a memorial to her father, and 200 acres of the ranch are developed as Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.
1946:Susanna Bixby Bryant dies. The property is distributed to her son and daughter, and the ranch is managed by Ernest Bryant III (grandson of Susanna Bixby Bryant).
1951:Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is moved to Claremont College.
1978:The ranch is sold to developers.
1983:The site is annexed by the City of Yorba Linda.
1997:Through the joint efforts of the City of Yorba Linda, Yorba Linda Heritage Museum and Historical Society, Pacific Heritage Development and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, the ranch house is renovated and dedicated as the Susanna Bixby Bryant Ranch House and Museum and now serves as the home of the Yorba Linda Heritage Museum and Historical Society.

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