History Museums in California

Information about history museums in California.

California Foundry History Institute
2971 Warren Lane
El Dorado Hills, El Dorado County, California

California State Capitol Museum
10th and L Streets
State Capitol, Room B-27
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-324-0333

Gold Nugget Museum
502 Pearson Road
Paradise, Butte County, Calfironia
Phone: 530-872-8722

Kearney Mansion Museum
Kearney Park
7160 West Kearney Boulevard
Fresno, Fresno County, California

Kern Valley Historical Society Museum
49 Big Blue Road
Kernville, Kern County, California

Maturango Upper Mojave Desert Museum
100 E. Las Flores Avenue
Ridgecrest, Kern County, California
Phone: 760-375-6900

Oakland Museum of California History
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, Alameda County, California
Phone: 510-238-2200

Shoshone Museum
California State Hwy 127
Shoshone, Inyo County, California

Tehachapi Heritage League Museum
310 Ssouth Green Street
Tehachapi, Kern County, California
Phone: 661-822-8152

Los Angeles County

Autry National Center
Previously known as the Museum of Western Heritage
Griffith Park
Los Angeles, California

Drum Barracks Civil War Museum
1052 Banning Blvd
Wilmington, California

Hollywood Heritage Museum

Hollywood History Museum
Max Factor building
1660 N. Highland Avenue
Hollywood, California

J. Paul Getty Museum

Los Angeles Police Museum
6045 York Blvd
Los Angeles, California

Manhattan Beach Historical Society Beach Cottage
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, California

Mount Lowe Railway Preservation Society

Page Museum / La Brea Tar Pits

Pasadena Museum of History
470 West Walnut Street
Pasadena, California

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum
6616 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, California

San Dimas Museum
Located at 210 W. Bonita Avenue
in San Dimas, California

Southwest Museum of The American Indian
(This museum has merged with The Autry Museum)

UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History

Warner Brothers Studio

Wells Fargo History Museum at Los Angeles
333 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California

Marin County

Marin Museum of the American Indian
Miwok Park
2200 Novato Boulevard
Novato, CA

Novato History Museum
815 DeLong Avenue
Novato, California

Mariposa County

Mariposa Museum and History Center
519 Jessie Street
Mariposa, California

Monterey County

Boronda Adobe House 333 Boronda Road in Salinas, California Monterey Maritime Museum & History Center 5 Custom House Plaza in Monterey, California

Nevada County

Firehouse #1 Museum 215 Main Street in Nevada City, Ca. Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum Located at 5 Kidder Court in Nevada City, California Northstar Mine Powerhouse & Pelton Wheel Museum 11505 Via Vista Nevada City, California

Orange County

The Bradford House 136 Palm Circle Placentia, California Heritage Hill Historical Park 25151 Serrano Road Lake Forest, California

Placer County

Forest Hill Divide Museum

Sacramento County

California Bear Flag Museum [History] Located at 7364 Windbridge Drive Sacramento, California California State Indian Museum 2618 K Street Sacramento, California California State Railroad Museum 125 I Street Old Sacramento, California California State History Museum and State Archives California State Library California State Military Museum State Capitol Museum [Architecture & History] Sutters Fort State Historical Park Midtown Sacramento between K & L Street and 26th and 28 Streets Wells Fargo History Museum at Old Town Sacramento 1000 Second Street in Sacramento, California San Bernardino County Barstow Route 66 "Mother Road" Museum Calico Museum and Ghost Town just northeast of Barstow, CA off of Interstate 15. Mojave River Valley Museum 270 Virginia Way Barstow, California Redlands Glass Museum 1157 N. Orange St., 4 blocks north of the I-10 in Redlands, CA San Bernardino County Museum Victor Valley Museum (dead link Sep 10) Western America Railroad Museum (online museum)

San Diego County

Balboa Park America's Largest Urban Cultural Park Bonita Museum & Cultural Center 4355 Bonita Road in Bonita, adjacent to the Bonita Sunnyside Branch Library Cabrillo National Monument La Casa De Estudillo Old Town, San Diego State Historic Park in San Diego, California Machado-Stewart Adobe House Old Town, San Diego State Historical Park in San Diego, California Marston House Museum of San Diego History Located in Balboa Park, Old Town San Diego 2383 San Diego Avenue in San Diego, California Old Town State Historic Park San Diego Chinese Historical Museum San Diego Sheriff's Office Museum Old Town State Historic Park 2384 San Diego Avenue Serra Museum [History] Presidio Park. Villa Montezuma [Historical Photo] Wells Fargo History Museum at San Diego 2733 San Diego Avenue in San Diego, California William Heath Davis House Museum & Information Center 410 Island Avenue in the downtown historic Gaslamp District of San Diego.

San Francisco County

Prison Cell in Alcatraz Click for larger image Alcatraz Island [Photos and Multimedia] Tours leave several times daily from Pier 33 on The Embarcadero California Historical Society Museum Golden Gate Railroad Museum The Museum of the City of San Francisco [1906 earthquake] Octagon House 2645 Gough Street in San Francisco, California Seymour Pioneer Museum Wells Fargo History Museum at San Francisco 420 Montgomery Street in San Francisco, California

San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum Located at 11793 N. Micke Grove Road in Micke Grove Regional Park between the cities of Stockton and Lodi

San Mateo County

San Mateo County History Museum 2200 Broadway in Redwood City, California Sanchez Adobe Museum 1000 Linda Mar Blvd in Pacifica, California The Woodside Store 3300 Tripp Road in Woodside California

Santa Barbara County

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society 3396 Sagunto Street Post Office Box 181 Santa Ynez, CA 93460 805-688-7889

Santa Clara County

Moffet Field Historical Museum Portuguese Historical Museum [History] 1650 Senter Road in San Jose, California San Jose Historic Park Wings of History Museum Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Siskiyou County

Siskiyou County Museum 910 South Main Street in Yreka, California

Solano County

Benicia Capitol State Historic Park Capitol of California 1853-1854 115 West G Street in Benicia, California

Tehama County

Tehama County Museum Dorner of C & 3rd Streets Tehama, California

Tulare County

Three Rivers Historical Society Museum 42268 Sierra Drive in Three Rivers, California

Tuolumne County

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park [Explore & Learn]

Ventura County

Ventura County Museum of History and Art

Yolo County

Hattie Weber Museum

Heidrick AG History Center

Woodland Stroll Through History

Open Historic Homes

Yolo County Historical Museum
Woodland, California

Yuba County

Yuba-Feather Museum
19096 New York Flat Road
Forbestown, California

See also
Other Museums in California
Historic Sites in California
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