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Historic Sites

African American Museum And Library
Oakland, California

The second floor museum regularly hosts traveling and original exhibitions that highlig

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
Palm Springs, California

Through exhibitions, collections, research, and educational programs, the

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 s

Andres Pico Adobe
Mission Hills, California

Inside are museum displays of native American beads, Mission and Spanish-Mexican era ar

Ardenwood Historic Farm
Fremont, California

Today the Historic Farm exhibits agricultural practices from the 1870s to the present,

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 dating as

Benicia Historical Museum
Benicia, California

During the 19th century, when Benecia was first being settled, the military built an ar

Berkeley History Center
Berkeley, California

The center contains exhibits about the history of the Berkeley area, both with educatio

Black Diamond Mines Preserve
Antioch, California

Guided tours of the Hazel-Atlas mine take visitors through an old mine used to produce

Cabrillo National Monument
San Diego, California

As the park’s namesake, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo led the first European expedition to ex

California African American Museum
Los Angeles, California

The California African American Museum provides insight into many different facets of A

California Historical Society
San Francisco, California

Boasting one of the largest collections of primary and secondary materials on the histo

California State Military Museum
Sacramento, California

With exhibits on every war from the Civil War to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanist

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 wel

Castle Air Museum
Atwater, California

The aircraft displayed at the Castle Air Museum, planes like the B-17 Flying Fortress,

Catalina Island Museum
Avalon, California

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

Channel Islands National Park
Ventura, California

The Channel Islands have attracted many explorers, scientists and historians during the

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 ap

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 showing y

Costa Mesa Historical Society Museum
Costa Mesa, California

Unique exhibits contain natural and man-made objects, photographs and maps, newspapers,