Museums
Albinger Archaeological Museum - (805)648-5823
113 E. Main Street, Ventura
On-site excavations are documented in exhibits covering 3500 years for Ventura history.
Open: Tuesday thru Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, (closed on Mondays)

CEC/SeaBee Museum - (805)982-5165
U.S. Naval Base, Port Hueneme
Collection of uniforms, arms and other items used by Seabees and the Civil Engineer Corps.
Open: Monday thru Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

California Oil Museum - (805)933-0076
1001 E. Main Street, Santa Paula
Restored Queen Anne Italiante style building, built in 1890 by Union Oil Company; a museum of the oil industry plus rotating exhibits of science, history and art.
Visit our web page California Oil Museum
Open: Wednesday thru Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Carnegie Art Museum - (805)385-8157
424 South "C" Street, Oxnard
Art, photography and decorative art exhibits by international and regional artists displayed in a rare 1906 Neo-Classical building.
Open: Thursday thru Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Channel Islands National Park - (805)658-5730
1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura
Exhibits of natural history including park ranger presentations and an indoor tide pool.
Open: Daily

Dudley House Museum - (805)642-3345
Corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood Streets, Ventura
Living History Museum reflecting the life of the Dudley family and the Ventura farming community, 1892-1925.
Open: First Sunday of each month

Fillmore Historical Museum and Park - (805)524-3980
350 Main Street, Fillmore
1887 Southern Pacific depot and 1905 Craftsman bungalow home; early Fillmore pioneer memorabilia and changing exhibits.
Open: Tuesday thru Friday, 9am to noon and 1pm to 4pm, occcasional weekends. Click here to send Email.

Gallery of Historical Figures - (805)646-6574
McNeil & Reeves Road, Ojai
Visit our web page Gallery of Historical Figures
Open: April to December on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Heritage Square - (805)483-7960
715 South "A" Street, Oxnard
Eleven restored turn-of-the-century mansions and farmhouses, summer concerts, weddings, and live theatre. Walking tours are offered every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Open: (Please call for hours)

Maritime Museum - (805)984-6260
3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard
Internationally renowned collection of maritime art and ship models dating from 1622 to the present; local maritime history and guest artist exhibits. $5.
Open: Daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mission San Buenaventura - (805)643-4318
211 East Main Street, Ventura
Open: Daily from sunrise to sunset. Gift shop open Monday thru Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Mullin Automotive Museum - (805)385-5400
1421 Emerson, Oxnard
Open: Some Saturdays, by reservation only 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Murphy Auto Museum - (805)487-4333
2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard
Open: Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Museum of Ventura County - (805)653-0323
100 E. Main Street, Ventura
One of the oldest museums in California and dating back to 1913, the Museum of Ventura County holds over 200 historical figures of primary personalities from European, American and Asian history. Though many of these groups are on display at all times, they continuously change over periods of time. The Museum of Ventura County contains a considerable collection of photographs, publications, historical and prehistorical articles and documents. While at the museum, you might want to visit the gift shop which offers a wide array of books, handicrafts, jewelry and postcards. New permanent exhibit of "Ventura County in the New West", George Stuart historical figures, rotating exhibits of art and history, research library, farm implements.
Open: Tuesday thru Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, (closed on Mondays). Admission $5. Click here to visit our website.

Oakbrook Regional Park Chumash Interpretive Center - (805)492-8076
3290 Lang Ranch Parkway, Thousand Oaks (Take Westlake Blvd. off 101 Freeway, then north four miles).
Exhibits of Chumash culture and history, tours of cave art and wildlife programs.
Open:Tuesday thru Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Ojai Valley Museum - (805)640-1390
130 W. Ojai Avenue, Ojai
Newly renovated "Mission Revival" style building; environmental, cultural and historical exhibits of the Ojai Valley; changing exhibits.
Open: (Please call for hours)

Olivas Adobe Historic Park - (805)658-4726 / 644-4346
4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura
Original 1847 adobe home of the Olivas family of Rancho San Miguel.
Open: Daily (Please call for hours)

Pleasant Valley Museum and Botanical Gardens - (805)482-3660
720 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
Historical exhibits of the Pleasant Valley area, including Camarillo, Somis, the Santa Rosa Valley and the Las Posas Valley.
Open: (Please call for hours)

Port Hueneme Historical Museum - (805)488-2023
220 N. Market Street, Port Hueneme
Artifacts and exhibits related to the early history of Port Hueneme.
Open: (Please call for hours)

Railroad Interpretive Center (in progress) - (805)524-1919
448 Sespe Avenue, Fillmore
Under development by the Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society; exhibits and on-going restoration.
Open:Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Rancho Camulos Museum - (805)521-1501
Highway 126, Piru
The only Mexican land grant rancho still preserved in its original rural environment that is open to the public. Designated Ventura County's first National Historic Landmark for its literary connection with the 1884 novel "Ramona".
Open:Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Group tours scheduled by appointment. Please phone (805)521-1501. Send us a note or click here to visit our web site.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library - (805)577-4000 or (800)410-8354
40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley
Perched on a mountaintop 45 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum has something for everyone...an exciting museum that chronicles the fascinating life of the 40th President of the United States and the institution of the Presidency...a full-scale replica of the Oval Office with President Reagan serving as your personal tour guide...a variety of interactive displays including a re-creation of the Cabinet Roon that puts you in the President's chair...sweeping views of mountains, valleys, and the Pacific Ocean...an actual piece of the Berlin Wall torn down in 1989 due to the efforts of Ronald Reagan...a premier research facility for scholars studying the Reagan Presidency. World-class temporary exhibits spanning a wide range of topics that change every few months. Entertaining and educational programs offered for the general public and school groups. Leaders from government, business, the media, and academia reflect on Reagan's legacy through lectures, symposia, and conferences. A unique selection of merchandise relating to the U.S. Presidency, the legacy of Ronald Reagan, and current special exhibits. On-site cafe offers a variety of hot and cold lunch selections and pies. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is a U.S. Government historical research facility, operated and maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration with support from The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.
Open: Daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visit our website Reagan Library

San Buenaventura City Hall - (805)654-7800
501 East Poli Street, Ventura
Open: Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Santa Paula Art Museum - (805)525-5554 117 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula
Open: Wednesday thru Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays from noon to 4:00pm. Admission: $4.

Stagecoach Inn Museum - (805)498-9441
51 South Ventu Park Rd., Newbury Park
1876 Grand Union Hotel; exhibits of Conejo Valley history from the Chumash era to the pioneer ranchers. Open: (Please call for hours).
Open: (Please call for hours)

Strathearn Historical Park and Museum - (805)526-6453
137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley
1883 Strathearn House (Pico/De La Guerra Adobe); Colony House and Library furnished with memorabilia of pioneer families; barns and farm equipment.
Open: Tuesday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Docent led tours on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.)

Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife - (805)486-5929
1421 Emerson Avenue, Oxnard

This 45,000 square foot museum is the display showcase for the Otis Chandler collection of motorcycles, automobiles, tapestries, and big-game wildlife.
Open:By appointment only


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