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.
The Museum has re-opened both its exhibit galleries (see hours below) and the monthly Museum Marketplace flea markets on the last Saturday of each month! Out of concern for everyone's safety, we will still ask that visitors observe mask-wearing and social distancing for the time being. We have not cleared this pandemic yet, and many more folks need to become vaccinated before we can return to normal. Please wear your mask, get vaccinated, & stay well !!
Please also visit our our newly added website page on History Articles: selections from past newsletter stories on local people, places, and events so you may still learn of Carpinteria's fascinating history! New stories added regularly!
Exhibit Galleries and Gift Shop:
Tuesday – Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Admission is free; Donations are greatly appreciated!!
Administrative Office Hours:
Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 P.M.
Special group tours and school classes by appointment Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 P.M.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Major Holidays
Get in touch to find out more about our collections, exhibits, tours, events, and volunteer opportunities.