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          The Carpinteria Valley Museum of History provides a fascinating glimpse into the Valley’s past. A variety of unique exhibits examine the three major cultures that made this valley their home. The Carpinteria Valley Historical Society, a nonprofit, educational organization, created, maintains, and operates the Museum and research library. The Society’s mission is dedicated to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit objects of historical significance related to the Carpinteria Valley.


956 Maple Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013

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Exhibit Gallery Hours: Tuesday ?Saturday, 1:00 ?4:00 PM.

(Closed Sundays, Mondays, and major holidays.)

Administrative Office Hours: Monday ?Friday, 9:00 am ?4:00 PM.


General Admission is free, donations are very much appreciated.

Suggested donations:? Adults: $2; Seniors and Children: $1


TOURS:?Docent-led tours are available during regular Exhibit Gallery hours.

School groups and other special group tours are by appointment. Morning hours are available by request.?Please call or e-mail the museum.


Special School Tour topics available include Local History; Chumash Indians; Pioneer Lifestyles; and general early California history from Spanish exploration and conquest during the Mission period, through the Mexican Rancho period, and the Gold Rush and American Pioneer periods.