The Stein Family Farm, operated by the National City Living History Farm Preserve Incorporated, in National City, California, was the home of the Stein Family. Charles Stein, an immigrant German farmer, his wife Bertha (Pallas – from National City) and their five children lived on the farm.
In 1897, the construction of the Otay Dam caused major flooding to Charles Stein’s property, which at this time was located near the Mexican border. Infuriated by flood damage to his property, Charles sued the builders of the Otay Dam and took $1,000 of the settlement money to purchase the National City property in 1900.
The Stein’s house, the barn and other buildings along with over 2 acres of property now make up the Stein Family Farm Museum.