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The Wood Ranch Barns

The two Wood Ranch Barns at Strathearn Park were built in the 1940s.  These barns were just two of several functioning barns located in what is now known as the Wood Ranch housing development.   


When the land was being developed in the early 1980s, the Simi Valley Historical Society made the decision that the barns should be saved and that they would be a welcome addition to the historical park.


In 1982, the barns were cut into sections and moved down Madera to Strathearn Park. 

After the barns were removed, the grading of the land began. The hill on which the barns had once stood became a golf course.


The large grey barn now called the 'Wood Ranch Exhibit Hall' features several displays dealing with agriculture, blacksmithing and other artifacts related to ranch life.  It is also a popular venue for events and receptions. Continue to walk on the path towards the front of the park, and you’ll see the open barn.  The open barn features more agricultural displays and implements used on ranches.


 The next stop is the Currier Apricot Pitting Shed.  It is the large structure with murals.

Tour of Strathearn Historical Park
  1. Welcome to Strathearn Park!
  2. Strathearn Park's Visitors Center
  3. The Montgomery Playhouse
  4. The Santa Susana Corner
  5. The Original Saint Rose of Lima Church Building
  6. The Strathearn House
  7. The Strathearn Family
  8. California State Historical Landmark #979
  9. The Simi Adobe
  10. The Colony Houses
  11. The Haigh-Talley Colony House
  12. The Printz-Powell Colony House
  13. The Hirschi Monument
  14. The Simi Library
  15. The Pioneer Memory Garden
  16. The Gazebo
  17. History of the Wood Ranch Area
  18. The Wood Ranch Barns
  19. The Currier Apricot Pitting Shed
  20. The Barbershop Building
  21. The Simi Store