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 is currently CLOSED until further notice due to State and CDC guidelines and precautions due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Our museum is staffed by volunteers, 90% of whom are seniors most vulnerable to COVID-19. Recent spikes in infection rates have delayed our plans to re-open. Out of concern for their safety, we will err on the side of caution and re-open ONLY when safe to do so. With increased vaccinations and declining infection rates, we may re-open in May---stay tuned!

Please wear your mask & stay well !!

While you can't visit the museum in person, please check out 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.

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