Museums in Ventura

Museums in Ventura

Museums in Ventura and the surrounding area

ALBINGER Ventura Archaeological Museum

On-site excavations are documented in exhibits covering 3500 years of Ventura history

113 East Main Street, Ventura, CA

805.648.5823

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,

805.525.1109

www.amszp.org

SENATOR THOMAS R. BARD MANSION

Restored Port Hueneme home of Ventura County Pioneer. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places & surrounded by unique gardens.

Naval Base Ventura County
(off Ventura Rd. at Bard Gate)
Port Hueneme, CA,

805.982.2757

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM

California oil museumRestored Victorian-style building built in 1890 by the founders of 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 10-2

805.389.8182

www.camarilloranch.org

CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM

Art, photography & decorative art exhibits by international and regional artists displayed in a rare 1906 Neo-Classical building.

424 South C St. (at 4th St.), Oxnard, CA,

805.385.8157

www.vcnet.com/carnart

CEC & SEABEE MUSEUM

Collection of uniforms, arms & other items used by Seabees & the 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

email: seabeeoutreach@aol.com

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 Drive.

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 each month 1-4 pm.

805.642.3345

www.dudleyhouse.org

FILLMORE HISTORICAL 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 from Bardsdale. There is also a railroad boxcar & caboose. The museum collections depict the communities of Fillmore, Bardsdale, Piru & the Sespe. Many displays are dedication to the early pioneer families of the Santa Clara Valley.

350 Main Street, Fillmore, CA

Museum hours: Tues – Fri 10-4, Weekend tours by appointment.

805.524.0948

GULL WINGS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

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

www.gullwingsmuseum4kids.org

HERITAGE SQUARE

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: heritagesquare@aol.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.

805.654.0731

www.murphyautomuseum.com

OAKBROOK REGIONAL PARK CHUMASH INTERPRETIVE CENTER

Exhibits of Chumash culture & history, tours of cave art, environmental programs.

3290 Lang Ranch Parkway, Thousand Oaks, CA

805.492.8076

www.designplace.com/chumash

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM

Newly renovated “Mission Revival” style building; environmental, cultural, & historical exhibits of the Ojai Valley; changing exhibits.

n 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA

Thurs – Fri 1-4, Sat & Sun 10-4

805.640.1390

email: ojaivalleymuseum@ojai.net

OLIVAS ADOBE

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

email: olivasadobe@yahoo.com

www.geocities.com/olivasadobe

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 and opening hours.

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

805.482.3660

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

www.huenemechamber.com

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.

805.521.1501

www.ranchocamulos.org

RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM

Exhibits & archives of Ronald Reagan’s life & Presidency; changing cultural exhibits.

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. A 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

SKATELAB SKATEBOARDING MUSEUM PARK

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

www.skatelab.com

STAGECOACH INN MUSEUM COMPLEX

1876 Grand Union Hotel

exhibits of Conejo Valley history from the Chumash era to the pioneer ranchers.

51 Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park, CA

805. 498.9441

email: stagecoach@stagecoachmuseum.org

STRATHEARN HISTORICAL PARK & MUSEUM

1883 Strathearn House (Pico/De La Guerra Adobe); Colony House & Library furnished with memorabilia of pioneer families; barns & farm equipment

137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley, CA

805.526.6453

VENTURA COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM

Internationally renowned collection of maritime art & ship models dating from 1650 to the present; local maritime history & guest artist exhibits.

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,” George Stuart Historical Figures, changing exhibits of art & history; farm implement display, & extensive research library.

100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA

805.653.0323

www.vcmha.org

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