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African American Museum And Library

Oakland, California

The second floor museum regularly hosts traveling and original exhibitions that highlight...
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

Palm Springs, California

Through exhibitions, collections, research, and educational programs, the museum portrays...
Alameda Museum

Alameda, California

From old stoves and bicycles to dolls and movie posters, displays at the Alameda Museum...
Alcatraz Island

San Francisco, California

The history of Alcatraz is surprising to those that only know the Hollywood version....
Alpine County Museum

Markleeville, California

The Museum contains displays of an old country store, a blacksmith shop, Washoe Indian...
Andres Pico Adobe

Mission Hills, California

Inside are museum displays of native American beads, Mission and Spanish-Mexican era...
Banning Residence Museum

Wilmington, California

The house is restored with Victorian style furniture to look as it did when the Banning...
Barona Museum

Lakeside, California

The museum’s collection represents thousands of years of history—some objects...
Berkeley History Center

Berkeley, California

The center contains exhibits about the history of the Berkeley area, both with...
Cabrillo National Monument

San Diego, California

As the park’s namesake, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo led the first European expedition...
California African American Museum

Los Angeles, California

The California African American Museum provides insight into many different facets of...
California Historical Society

San Francisco, California

Boasting one of the largest collections of primary and secondary materials on the history...
California State Military Museum

Sacramento, California

With exhibits on every war from the Civil War to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...
California State Railroad Museum

Sacramento, California

Throughout the year, the Museum offers a wide variety of activities to help the visitor...
Capitola Historical Museum

Capitola, California

The Capitola Museum offers changing exhibits on the history and art of the area, as well...
Catalina Island Museum

Avalon, California

The best place to experience local history is at the Catalina Island museum, with a...
Chico Museum

Chico, California

Exhibits change several times a year and include prestigious traveling exhibits as well...
Chinese American Museum

Los Angeles, California

Through the extensive collection of art, documents, images and artifacts, visitors can...
Civil Engineer Corps/seabee Museum

Hueneme, California

Educational exhibits examine the history of the Seabees and the Civil Engineer Corps.
Clarke Historical Museum

Eureka, California

In an area rich with Native American and pioneer history, the Clarke Museum, housed in...
Coachella Valley Museum

Indio, California

The museum sets out to display the culture of Coachella Valley with constantly changing...
Colton Hall Museum

Monterey, California

Authentic items and replicas recreate the room where the delegates met, debated, and...
Community Memorial Museum

Yuba City, California

The museum has a number of permanent exhibits on the Maidu Indians, early Sutter County...
Cooper Regional History Museum

Upland, California

“From General Store to Department Store” represents an old-time General Store...
Costa Mesa Historical Society Museum

Costa Mesa, California

Unique exhibits contain natural and man-made objects, photographs and maps, newspapers,...
Del Norte County Historical Society Museum

Crescent City, California

The Main Museum has a wealth of interesting displays. One room is devoted to artifacts of...
Depot Museum

Sonoma, California

The permanent exhibit depicts the Bear Flag Revolt of June 14, 1846, when a group of...
Drum Barracks Civil War Museum

Wilmington, California

The Drum Barracks Civil War Museum is housed in the last remaining wooden building of...
Dublin Heritage Center

Dublin, California

By viewing the Old St. Raymond's Church, the Murray School House, and the Dublin Pioneer...
Eastern California Museum

Independence, California

The Museum currently has an exhibit on barbed wire as well as the Inyo Good Roads Club...
El Dorado County Historical Museum

Placerville, California

At the El Dorado County Historical Museum, visitors can take an informative tour, wander...
Escondido History Center

Escondido, California

Heritage Walk Museum includes the city's first library, a turn-of-the-century Victorian...
Estrella Warbird Museum

Paso Robles, California

From jeeps, side arms, early year aircraft, fighter jets recently retired from active...
Fresno Flats Museum

Oakhurst, California

The museum complex is built around two restored and furnished homes dating to the 1870s....
Gaslamp Quarter/william Heath Davis Historic House Museum

San Diego, California

In telling the stories of the land, the buildings, and the people, visitors can gain...
Gatekeeper's Museum/Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum

Tahoe City, California

The Gatekeeper’s Museum is a reconstruction of the original Gatekeeper’s...
Gilroy Museum

Gilroy, California

The Gilroy Museum, housed in the historic 1910 Carnegie Library Building, contiains a...
Gold Country Museum

Auburn, California

The visitors' tour of the museum begins with an excursion into a replicated hard rock...
Grace Hudson Museum

Ukiah, California

The Museum's exhibitions and public programs are thematically shaped by, and linked to,...
Griffith Quarry Museum

Penryn, California

Complete with some of the original office furniture of the Penryn Granite Works, the...
Groveland Museum

Groveland, California

With displays about Spanish settlement, local agricultural history, historic newspapers,...
Hayward Area Historical Society Museum

Hayward, California

The lands that were originally inhabited by Ohlone Indians are now sprawling suburban...
Heidrick Ag History Center

Woodland, California

This museum explores the marvels of agriculture and commercial trucking through 130,000...
Heritage House Museum And Santa Manuela Schoolhouse

Arroyo Grande, California

Along with the numerous artifacts in the main house, the South County Historical Society'...
Heritage Square Museum

Los Angeles, California

The Heritage Square Museum is a living history museum reflecting the settlement and...
Hermosa Beach Historical Society

Hermosa Beach, California

The Hermosa Beach Historical Society aims to preserve the rich young heritage of Hermosa...
Historical Society Of Long Beach Museum & Research Center

Long Beach, California

The historical society's main offices provide rotating exhibits and archives to promote...
History Museum Of Los Gatos

Los Gatos, California

At the museum, visitors can find out how "Mountain Charlie" McKiernan, a...
Jack London State Historic Park

Glen Ellen, California

The park is a memorial to writer and adventurer Jack London, who made his home at the...
Jake Jackson Museum And History Center

Weaverville, California

The museum houses a collection of rare firearms that were the core of the first artifacts...
Japanese American National Museum

Los Angeles, California

Rotating exhibits display numerous elements of Japanese life and art, both past and...
Kelley House Museum

Mendocino, California

This historic home, built in 1861, offers exhibits on the cultural heritage of the...
Kern County Museum

Bakersfield, California

In addition to the many displays of Bakersfield history, walking through the park,...
Lanterman House And Historical Museum

La Cañada Flintridge, California

Completed in 1915, the Lanterman House was built by the second generation of La Ca...
Lompoc Museum

Lompoc, California

The Museum was established in Lompoc’s former Carnegie Library to display s...
Los Altos History Museum

Los Altos, California

The Museum’s permanent interactive exhibit, "The Crown of the Peninsula,...
Luther Burbank Home And Gardens

Santa Rosa, California

Luther Burbank was born in Lancaster, Massachusetts, on March 7, 1849. In California, his...
Manzanar National Historic Site

Independence, California

Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and...
Mariposa Museum

Mariposa, California

The Museum features ofther mining equipment and historical buildings have been brought to...
Maritime Museum Of San Diego

San Diego, California

The Maritime Museum of San Diego's collection includes educational displays about...
Mcrd San Diego Command Museum And Historical Society

San Diego, California

San Diego’s Recruit Depot is the oldest operating Marine Corps installation on the...
Merced County Courthouse Museum

Merced, California

The museum is located in the county's three-story courthouse built in 1875, one of the...
Modoc County Historical Museum

Alturas, California

Modoc County Historical Museum houses a large collection of artifacts and firearms...
Monterey History & Maritime Museum

Monterey, California

The Maritime Museum tells the history of Monterey and the surrounding area, emphasizing...
Museum Of History And Art

Ontario, California

In "Road Ways" and "Gem of the Foothills", visitors can examine the...
Museum Of Local History

Fremont, California

Visitors will find exhibits about the early elementary schools, the first high school in...
Museum Of San Diego History

San Diego, California

At the Museum, visitors will not only find a collection of intriguing exhibitions that...
Museum Of The Idyllwild Area Historical Society

Idyllwild, California

Numerous photos and documents are displayed and tell the story of Idyllwild and the...
Museum Of The San Ramon Valley

Danville, California

From its inhabitance by Native Americans to its settlement by the Spanish and American...
Museum Of Tolerance

Los Angeles, California

This museum provides a unique and provocative experience that challenges visitors to...
Napa Valley Museum

Yountville, California

The Napa Valley Museum is dedicated to promoting the cultural and environmental heritage...
National Steinbeck Center

Salinas, California

In the tradition of John Steinbeck, the center draws its inspiration from the diverse...
Naval Museum Of Armament & Technology

Ridgecrest, California

China Lake, once a testing facility for military defense, now showcases U.S. Naval...
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

Nevada City, California

In addition to the railroad, this Sierra foothills county boasted such turn-of-the 20th...
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

Fremont, California

The Museum offers a way to rediscovery America's movie pioneers, and see their remarkable...
Northern Mariposa County History Center

Coulterville, California

The Northern Mariposa County History Center is a great place to begin exploring the area...
Novato History Museum

Novato, California

Visitors can see various exhibits about local history in the home of Novato's first...
Oakdale Cowboy Museum

Oakdale, California

Upon entering the Cowboy Museum, one quickly notices the memorabilia that illustrates the...
Oakland Museum Of California

Oakland, California

The museum contains three departments, art, history, and natural sciences, each with...
Old Mission Santa Inés

Solvang, California

The Mission was founded on September 17, 1804 by Father Estevan Tapis, and was named in...
Orange County Agricultural And Nikkei Heritage Museum At The Fullerton Arboretum

Fullerton, California

The current exhibit, Determined Lot: Resilient Pioneers Forge a New County’s Future...
Orange Empire Railway Museum

Perris, California

Explore the West's largest collection of railway locomotives, passenger and freight cars...
Pardee Home Museum

Oakland, California

Because all of the furnishings and collections are original and authentic, without...
Pasadena Museum Of History

Pasadena, California

Tours of the Fenyes Mansion and Finnish Folk Art Museum, changing exhibits in the History...
Placer County Museum

Auburn, California

  The museum gallery, which is located in the space that once housed the county jail...
Plumas County Museum

Quincy, California

The concept of an active "living museum" is evidenced by the dozens of...
Presidio Of Monterey Museum

Monterey, California

Because of the important role of the military in Monterey between 1902 and today, the...
Rancho Camulos Museum

Piru, California

The museum comprises 15 structures: the Main Adobe, a Fountain, a Chapel, a Bell...
Ranchos Los Cerritos

Long Beach, California

The museum reflects the history of the area's many inhabitants, from Native Americans in...
Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Riverside, California

As the founding collection at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, the Anthropology...
Robert Louis Stevenson Silverado Museum

St. Helena, California

The Museum's original 800 items have increased to over 9,000 and the collection continues...
Route 66 Mother Road Museum

Barstow, California

Located in the Historic Harvey House, the museum features exhibits that revolve around...
San Diego Air And Space Museum

San Diego, California

The San Diego Air & Space Museum educates visitors on aviation and space flight...
San Diego Archaeological Center

Escondido, California

The Center serves as an education and research facility and is the only local...
San Francisco Railway Museum

San Francisco, California

The museum features unique historic artifacts, illustrative and informative displays,...
San Joaquin County Historical Museum

Lodi, California

The Museum contains many buildings, including the Julia Weber House, the Sunshine Trail,...
San Luis Obispo County Historical Museum

San Luis Obispo, California

Members of the Society had long dreamed of creating a county historical museum where...
Sanchez Adobe

Pacifica, California

Sanchez raised cattle for the hide-and-tallow trade. When ships came to California,...
Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Santa Barbara, California

Touring the Historical Museum enables visitors to see a wide array of unique artifacts,...
Santa Monica Historical Society Museum

Santa Monica, California

Visitors can go to the museum to discover the colorful history of Santa Monica....