Ventura County Museums
Ventura County Museums provide the perfect getaway for everyone. If your interest is local history, art, agriculture, trains, ship models, military or presidential memorabilia, we have it. Plan to spend the day or weekend…
Museums in Fillmore, California
Fillmore Historical Museum
350 Main Street, Fillmore, CA 93015
Open Tuesday – Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The museum is centered on the 1887 Southern Pacific Depot. Other buildings included in the historical park are the 1919 Rancho Sespe Bunkhouse, the 1905 Craftsman style home, and an early Post Office from Bardsdale. There is also a railroad boxcar and caboose. The museum collections depict the communities of Fillmore, Bardsdale, Piru and the Sespe. Many displays are dedication to the early pioneer families of the Santa Clara Valley.
Heritage Valley Tourism Bureau
364 Main St, Fillmore, CA 93015
Office Hours by Appointment
Step back in time in the Heritage Valley (Piru, Fillmore, Santa Paula) with seven museums, world-class murals and the Rancho Camulos National Historic landmark.
Rancho Camulos Museum
5164 E Telegraph Rd, Fillmore, CA 93015
Open Wednesday and Saturday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and by appointment.
Ventura County’s only National Historic Landmark. Original Mexican land grant rancho and setting for the novel “Ramona” and 1910 movie. Historic adobe buildings, chapel, winery, schoolhouse and gardens.
Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society
455 Main Street, Fillmore, CA 93015
Open Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and by appointment.
Extensive collection of railrod art and equipment from the 1900s, local railroad history, model railroad displas, theater, library and gift shop.
Museums in Ventura County, California
Adolfo Camarillo Ranch
201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo, CA 93012
Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
1892 Victorian Mansion, 1905 historic barn, interprative gardens, stable exhibit, gift shop, and monthly community events. Wedding and event venue. Group tours by appointment.
Ventura County Museums: www.camarilloranch.org
Albinger Archaeological Museum
113 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
Open Saturday – Sunday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
On-site excavations are documented in exhibits covering 3500 years of Ventura history
Ventura County Museums: https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/
Aviation Museum of Santa Paula – Santa Paula Airport
830 E. Santa Maria Street, Santa Paula, CA 93061
Open 1st Sunday of Each Month 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Antique, classic, experimental planes, autos, race cars, motorcycles, radios, artifacts and much more in the ‘Chain of Hangars’. Group tours by appointment.
Ventura County Museums: www.amszp.org
California Oil Museum
1001 East Main Street, Santa Paula, CA 93061
Open Wednesday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Restored original Headquarters for Union Oil Company built in 1890. Petroleum exhibits plus rotating exhibits of science, history and art year-round. Gift shop, cable tool rig and gas pump collection.
Ventura County Museums: www.oilmuseum.net
California Welcome Center
2786 Seaglass Way, Oxnard, CA 93036
Open 7 Days 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Full service visitors’ center. Tickets to local attractions, wine tasting room.
Ventura County Museums: www.visitoxnard.com
Carnegie Art Museum
424 South C Street, Oxnard, CA 93030
Open Thursday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Art, photography and decorative art exhibits by international and regional artists displayed in a rare 1906 Neo-Classical building
Ventura County Museums: www.carnegieam.org
Channel Islands Maritime Museum
3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, CA 93035
Open Daily 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM ~ Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day
Five centuries of Art that Sails! Interactive displays and one of the finest collections of maritime paintings, ship models and interactive exhibits on the west coast.
Ventura County Museums: www.cimmvc.org
Channel Islands National Park
1901 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001
Open Daily 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM ~ Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas
The visitor center in Ventura is free and offers information on the Channel Islands including a film, exhibits, a native plant garden and a bookstore.
Ventura County Museums: www.nps.gov/chis
Chumash Indian Museum at Oakbrook Regional Park
3290 Lang Ranch Parkway, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Open Thursday – Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The chumash Indian Museum is a historical site and living history center. Through exhibits, a gift shop, events, nature hikes and educational programs the history of the Chumash people is presented to the public.
Ventura County Museums: http://chumashindianmuseum.com
Commemorative Air Force, Southern California Wing, WWII Aviation Museum
455 Aviation Dr, Camarillo, CA 93030
Open Tuesday – Sunday 1:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Closed Monday
Rare flyable WWII aircraft, aircraft maintenance and restoration exhibits, WWII history and aviation research library, gift shop, airplane rides, docent led tours, special events, memorial services, museum hangar rentals for events.
Ventura County Museums: www.cafsocal.com
Dudley House Museum
Loma Vista and Ashwood Streets, Ventura, CA 93006
Open 1st Sunday of Each Month 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Docent led tours with period music. Living history museum reflects pioneer farming life of the early 1900s with gardens always open to visitors.
Ventura County Museums: www.dudleyhouse.org
Gull Wings Children’s Museum
418 West Fourth Street, Oxnard, CA 93030
Open Tuesday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Wednesday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM,Saturday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Closed Monday
Interactive hands-on children’s museum featuring numerous exhibits including: ‘Blast Off To Space’, ‘Go Fishing’, ‘Become a first Responder’ and ‘Engineering with Legos’.Also offerred are weekly educational, art and music programming as well as beautiful aquariums and amazing live animals.
Ventura County Museums: www.gullwingsmuseum4kids.org
715 South A Street, Oxnard, CA 93030
Guided Tours Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM or by Appointment
Eleven restored turn-of-the-century mansions and farmhouses; summer concerts, weddings, and live theater. Tours every Saturday 10-2. Call for tour information.
Ventura County Museums: www.heritagesquareoxnard.com
Mullin Automotive Museum
1421 Emerson Ave, Oxnard, CA 93033
Generally Open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 10:00 An – 3:00 PM (see website for more info)
Home to the finest historic French automobiles, with significant and representitive decrorative art from the 1920’s and 1930s. Private tours available ($40.00 admission) by calling the museum.
Ventura County Museums: www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com
Murphy Auto Museum
2230 Statham Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93033
Saturday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, April – December also Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Open Saturday and Sunday 10-4, and by special arrangement for groups. Diverse collection of classic and special interest autos, especially Packards.
Ventura County Museums: www.murphyautomuseum.com
Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main St, Ventura, CA 93001
Open Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Permanent and changing exhibits related to the cultural history and art of Ventura County and the Channel Islands. Rotating collection of George Stuart Historical Figures ® and an extensive research library.
Ventura County Museums: www.venturamuseum.org
Museum of Ventura County Agricultural Museum
926 Railroad Ave, Santa Paula, CA 93060
Open Wednesday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Located in historic landmarkMill building. Exhibits tell the story of the past, present amd future of agriculture in Ventura County.
Ventura County Museums: www.venturamuseum.org
Ojai Valley Museum
130 W. Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Closed Mondays
Newly renovated National Monument “Mission Revival” style building built in 1919. Environmental, cultural, and historical exhibits of the Ojai Valley.
Ventura County Museums: www.ojaivalleymuseum.com
4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, CA 93003
Grounds Open Daily. House Tours Saturday – Sunday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Original two story adobe home of Don Raymundo Olivas built in 1847.
Ventura County Museums: www.cityofventura.net/olivasadobe
Pierpont Inn Museum
550 Sanjon Road, Ventura, CA 93001
Last landmark hotel in Ventura, the Pierpont is an original Craftsman bungalow sytle inn built in 1910. Historical photography and artifacts displayed in lobby. “Living History” dinner theatre and tours of the property. Call for schedule.
Ventura County Museums: www.pierpontinn.com
Pleasant Valley Museum And Botanical Gardens
720 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93011
Saturday – Sunday 12:00 Pm – 4:00 PM
Historical exhibits of the Pleasant Valley area including Camarillo, Somis, the Santa Rosa Valley and the Las Posas Valley.
Ventura County Museums: www.conejovalleyguide.com
Port Hueneme Historical Museum
220 N. Market Street, Port Hueneme, CA 93043
Artifacts and exhibits related to the early history of Port Hueneme. Group tours by appointment.
Ventura County Museums: www.huenemechamber.com
Reyes Adobe Historical Site
30400 Rainbow Crest Dr, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Open Tuesdays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 2nd and 4th Saturday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Reyes Adobe Historical Site is an early California rancho setting featuring a preserved adobe home and a barn that serves as a unique musuem.
Ventura County Museums: www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Open Daily 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ~ Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day
Exhibits and archives of Ronald Reagan’s life and Presidency and changing cultural exhibits. Walk onboard Air Force One, Oval Office replica, piece of the Berlin wall and President Reagan’s memorial site.
Ventura County Museums: www.reaganlibrary.com
Santa Paula Art Museum
117 N 1th St, Santa Paula, CA 93060
Open Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Rotating exhibits of art including the renowned Santa Paula Collection displayed in the historic Limoneira building. Group tours by appointment.
Ventura County Museums: www.santapaulsartmuseum.com
Santa Susana Railroad Depot and Museum
6503 Katherine Rd, Simi Valley, CA 93063
Open Saturday – Sunday 1:00 Pm – 4:00 PM
Real 1903 Railroad Depot restored to its turn of the century authenticity. Spectacular HO model railroad and more.
Scandinavian Cultural Center at California Lutheran University
60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA
Open Wednesday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Other times by appointment.
Museum, library, genealogy assistance, activity center for language classes, weekly brown-bag lunch programs and occasional films. Operated by the Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation, Inc.
Ventura County Museums: www.scandinaviancenter.org
Senator Thomas R. Bard Mansion
1 Quarters A, Port Hueneme, CA 93041
Restored Port Hueneme home of Ventura County Pioneer. Built in 1911-1912, the Bard House was the third home on the site for Bard and his family.
Ventura County Museums: www.bardmansion.org
Skatelab Skateboarding Museum Park
4226 Valley Fair Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063
Open 7 Days – See website for hours.
The world’s only skateboarding museum. Over 2000 items on display showing the complete history of California’s sport. Call ahead for current information or visit web site.
Ventura County Museums: www.skatelab.com
Stagecoach Inn Museum Complex
51 Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320
Open Wednesday – Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
1876 Grand Union Hotel; exhibits of Conejo Valley history from the Chumash era to the pioneer ranchers.
Ventura County Museums: https://stagecoachinnmuseum.com
Strathearn Historical Park And Museum
137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Grounds Open Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Tours Wednesday – Friday at 1:00 PM promptly. Tours Saturday – Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
1883 Strathearn House (Pico/De La Guerra Adobe); Colony House and Library furnished with memorabilia of pioneer families; barns and farm equipment. Docent-led tours.
Ventura County Museums: www.simihistory.com
U.S. Navy Seabee Museum
Navy Construction Battalion Center, Bldg 100, Port Hueneme, CA 93043
Open Monday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The U.S. Navy’s official museum dedicated to selecting, collecting, preserving and displaying historic material relating to the history of the Naval Construction Force, better known as the Seabees, and the U.S. Navy civil Engineer Corps (CEC). Free admission. Call for current information on base access.
Ventura County Museums: www.usnavyseabeemuseum.com
Ventura County Maritime Museum
2731 S. Victoria Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93035
Open Monday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sunday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday – Wednesday: Group Tours & Private Member Events. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day
Internationally renowned collection of maritime art and ship models dating from 1650 to the present; local maritime history and guest artist exhibits.
Ventura County Museums: http://vcmm.org
Ventura County Museum of History and Art
100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
Open Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Closed Monday
The award-winning exhibit, “Ventura County in the New West,” George Stuart Historical Figures, changing exhibits of art and history; farm implement display, and extensive research library.
Ventura County Museums: www.venturamuseum.org