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.



Welcome to the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History and Historical Society. The museum is free and open to all.

Please also visit our our newly added website page on History Articles:  selections from past newsletter stories on local people, places, and events. Learn more of Carpinteria's fascinating history!

Exhibit Galleries and Gift Shop:

Tuesday – Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Admission is free; Donations are greatly appreciated

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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