Please call ahead for hours, special events & exhibits.
ALBINGER ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
On-site excavations are documented in exhibits covering 3500 years
113 East Main Street, Ventura, CA
AVIATION MUSEUM OF SANTA PAULA
Antique, classic, experimental planes, autos, race cars, motorcycles,
radios, artifacts, much more in "chain of hangars". Open
1st Sunday of
each month, 10am-3pm, cancel if rain. Group tours by appointment
Santa Paula Airport, 830 E. Santa Maria Street, Santa Paula, CA,
SENATOR THOMAS R. BARD MANSION
Restored Port Hueneme home of Ventura County Pioneer. Listed on
National Register of Historic Places & surrounded by unique
Naval Base Ventura County
(off Ventura Rd. at Bard Gate)
Port Hueneme, CA, 805.982.2757
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM
Restored Victorian-style building built in 1890 by the founders
Union Oil Company; a museum of the oil industry plus rotating exhibits
of science, history & art.
1001 East Main Street, Santa Paula, CA 805.933.0076, www.oilmuseum.net
ADOLFO CAMARILLO RANCH
Fully restored 1892 Victorian mansion,
stables, gardens and barn. House tours
201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo, CA Wed & Sun 12-4, Sat
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM
Art, photography & decorative art exhibits by international
regional artists displayed in a rare 1906 Neo-Classical building.
424 South C St. (at 4th St.), Oxnard, CA, 805.385.8157,
CEC & SEABEE MUSEUM
Collection of uniforms, arms & other items used by Seabees &
Civil Engineer Corps. Call for current information on base access.
Navy Construction Battalion Center (off Ventura Road at Sunkist
Gate), Port Hueneme, CA, 805.982.5165
COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WING,
WWII AVIATION MUSEUM
Flyable aircraft, exhibits & library.
455 Aviation Dr., Camarillo, CA,
Las Posas off-ramp to Camarillo Airport Eubanks entrance to Aviation
Tues - Sun 10-4, 805.482.0064
DUDLEY HOUSE MUSEUM
Living History Museum reflecting the life of the Dudley family and
the Ventura farming community, 1892-1925.
Loma Vista & Ashwood Streets Ventura, CA Open 1st Sunday of
month 1-4 pm
MUSEUM & PARK
The museum is centered on the 1887 Southern Pacific Depot. Other
buildings included in the historical park are the 1919 Rancho Sespe
Bunkhouse, the 1905 Craftsman style home, & an early Post Office
Bardsdale. There is also a railroad boxcar & caboose. The museum
collections depict the communities of Fillmore, Bardsdale, Piru
Sespe. Many displays are dedication to the early pioneer families
the Santa Clara Valley.
350 Main Street, Fillmore, CA Museum hours: Tues - Fri 10-4, Weekend
tours by appointment. 805.524.0948
Interactive hands-on museum for children ages 2 to 12. Offers a
geological area, optical illusions, farmer's market, medical room,
space exhibit, ocean touch tank & more.
418 West Fourth Street Oxnard, CA 805.483.3005,
Eleven restored turn-of-the-century
mansions and farmhouses; summer concerts, weddings, & live theater.
715 South A St., Oxnard, CA Tours every
Sat 10-2. Call for tour information.
805.483.7960, email: email@example.com
MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM
Diverse collection of classic & special
interest autos, especially Packards.
2340 Palma Drive, Suite #104, Ventura, CA
Open Sat 10-3, Sun 10-3, & by special arrangement for groups.
OAKBROOK REGIONAL PARK
CHUMASH INTERPRETIVE CENTER
Exhibits of Chumash culture & history, tours of cave art,
3290 Lang Ranch Parkway, Thousand Oaks, CA
OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM
n Newly renovated "Mission Revival" style building; environmental,
cultural, & historical exhibits of the Ojai Valley; changing
n 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA
Thurs - Fri 1-4, Sat & Sun 10-4, 805.640.1390
Original two story adobe home of Don Raymundo Olivas. Built in 1847.
4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, CA
Grounds open daily. House tours on the weekends: 10-4, 805.644.4346
PIERPONT INN MUSEUM
Last landmark hotel in Ventura, the Pierpont is an original Craftsman
bungalow sytle inn built in 1910. Historical photography & artifacts
displayed in lobby. "Living History" dinner theatre &
tours of the
property. Call for schedule.
550 Sanjon Road, Ventura, CA 805.643.6144, www.pierpontinn.com
PLEASANT VALLEY MUSEUM
& BOTANICAL GARDENS
Historical exhibits of the Pleasant Valley area, including Camarillo,
Somis, the Santa Rosa Valley & the Las Posas Valley
720 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA
PORT HUENEME HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Artifacts & exhibits related to the early history of Port Hueneme.
Group tours by appointment.
200 N. Market Street, Port Hueneme, CA 805.488.2023,
RANCHO CAMULOS MUSEUM
Ventura County's only National Historic Landmark. Original Mexican
land grant ranch & setting for the novel "Ramona."
Highway 126, Piru, CA, Open Wed & Sat 1-4 & by appointment.
PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM
Exhibits & archives of Ronald Reagan's life & Presidency;
40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 1.800.410.8354
SANTA CLARA RIVER VALLEY
RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Under development by the Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical
Society; exhibits & on-going restoration
455 Main Street, Fillmore, CA 805.524.2254
SCANDINAVIAN CULTURAL CENTER
AT CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIV.
Scandinavian American Cultural & Historical Foundation, Inc.
special collection of Scandinavian books, artifacts and oral history
tapes housed in the Pearson Library of CLU.
26 Faculty Road, Thousand Oaks, CA Call for hours & appointments.
805.492.3089 or 805.241.0391
The world's only skateboarding museum. Over 2000 items on display
showing the complete history of California's sport.
4226 Valley Fair Street, Simi Valley, CA
Call ahead for current information or visit web site. 805.578.0040,
1876 Grand Union Hotel; exhibits of Conejo Valley history from the
Chumash era to the pioneer ranchers.
51 Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park, CA
PARK & MUSEUM
1883 Strathearn House (Pico/De La Guerra Adobe); Colony House &
Library furnished with memorabilia of pioneer families; barns &
137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley, CA
Internationally renowned collection of maritime art & ship models
dating from 1650 to the present; local maritime history & guest
2731 S. Victoria Avenue, Oxnard, CA 805.984.6260, email: VCMM@aol.com
VENTURA COUNTY MUSEUM
OF HISTORY & ART
The award-winning exhibit, "Ventura County in the New West,"
Stuart Historical Figures, changing exhibits of art & history;
implement display, & extensive research library.
100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA