Historical Old Town Temecula
Gateway Arches at the northern and southern entrances to Downtown Old Town Temecula depict themes from Temecula Valley history. In 1859, the first U.S. post office was established in Temecula. This was the era of the Butterfield Stage. In the more than 150 years since, Temecula has seen many influences and several incarnations. The Temecula town site was established with arrival of the railroad in 1882; those railroad days endured into the 1930s. Today, more than a dozen historical properties dating as far back as the 1890s still exist and have been repurposed and reopened. Two historic hotels offer accommodations that take its visitors back to its ranch settler days. Temecula Valley Museum has entertianing and educational walking tours every Saturday.