Use these helpful guidelines to make your visit to Meher Mount more enjoyable.
ALL VISITORS ARE WELCOME
Meher Mount welcomes visitors of all faiths or of no faith at all. Because Avatar Meher Baba is universal, Meher Mount is a universal center — accessible to all.
Wednesday – Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Tuesday: Closed
After turning into the entrance to Meher Mount and going through the gate, please park in the designated parking area on the left. Vehicles are only allowed near the main house as appropriate to special needs and for loading and unloading. Please speak to a Manager/Caretaker about parking large vehicles or RVs.
REGISTRATION & ORIENTATION
Immediately upon arrival, follow the signs to Reception in the Visitor Center. Please register by signing the Guest Book in the center. You will be given an orientation to Meher Mount.
Please maintain the serene atmosphere by keeping noise levels low. No smoking, drugs, or intoxication at Meher Mount.
Children are welcome. There are no special facilities for children on site, and parents are responsible for the safety of their children. There are wild animals (generally not seen during the day), snakes including rattlesnakes, poison oak, and rough dirt trails and roads. Adults need to be with children under 12 at all times.
Summers and early Fall can be quite warm, and visitors should come prepared with a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and extra drinking water. There is also bottled drinking water on site.
The weather can be cool in late Fall and through Winter and early Spring. The days can be sunny with temperatures dropping near the end of the day. Jackets and layers are recommended. Sometimes gloves and hats are appropriate.
Meher Mount can be enshrouded in the clouds during Winter and Spring, in which case a rain jacket is needed.
It is always advisable to check the weather report.
Meher Mount is a semi-wilderness area containing natural hazards, such as rough potted roads, gopher holes, and uneven terrain. There are also poison oak, poisonous snakes, and insects. Visitors should watch for wildlife.
Hazards also include old farm equipment, old building foundations, maintenance machinery and equipment in the open and in enclosed storage areas, and a fenced-in and covered pool no longer in use. Depending upon the time of year, there are potential hazardous weather conditions.
Closed-toed walking shoes are recommended given the terrain. Please pay attention to where you walk, and be alert.
Fire hazard is a major concern - all year round. Open fires, candles, and incense are not permitted anywhere on the property. Smoking is discouraged on the entire property and may be allowed only in your car.
For the safety of your pets and the wildlife, please leave all pets at home. If you are traveling with your pets, they are to remain in your vehicle during your visit to Meher Mount.
DAY PILGRIMAGE ONLY
Meher Mount is designed for day pilgrimage, and there are no overnight facilities. Visitors to the area can select from a number of places to stay in the nearby towns of Ojai or Santa Paula.
One of the attractions of Meher Mount is its natural setting and accessible wilderness. Thus, one of the objectives is to preserve as much of that wilderness feeling as possible.