Ventura County Museums & Venues
  • Aviation Museum Of Santa Paula - Santa Paula

    Since it was founded in 1930, the Santa Paula Airport has been widely recognized around the world for its array of aircraft and celebrated for its climate and friendliness.  Today the museum has a video highlighting the construction and dedication, extensive library of historical photographs, artifacts and much more on display.  The "Chain of Hangars" consists of privately owned hangars showcasing the owners unique personal collections.  They include antique, classic and experimental aircraft, automobiles, race cars, motorcycles, juke boxes an enormous antique radio and phonograph collection, paintings, photo's, model aircraft and a variety of aviation artifacts.  Antique and  vintage aircraft are on static display, and vintage aircraft fly in each month.  For youth ages 8-17, the Young Eagles program offers free plane rides from the EAA Chapter 723.
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  • Bard Mansion - Port Hueneme

    Built in 1911-1912, the Bard House was the third home on the same site for Bard and his family. The two preceeding homes were as distinct as their present day successor. The first was a one-story, two bedroom house built in 1876 which boasted a zinc-lined bathtub and the only indoor plumbing in the area. In 1890 this original home was enlarged and served as the gound floor of a new three story home with a gravity water supply. In 1911 the second home was torn down in order to clear the site for the construcion of the present Thomas R. Bard House.
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  • California Oil Museum - Santa Paula

    From fossils to fill 'er up, the California Oil Museum tells the story of the black bonanza that created wealth, work, and prosperity for generations of Californians. Operated by the City of Santa Paula Community Services Department, the Museum highlights the inner workings of the state's black gold industry through interactive displays, videos, working models, games, photographs, restored gas station memorabilia, and an authentic turn-of-the-century cable-tool drilling rig. Visitors can exercise their wits and luck as California wildcatters, see how the Indians used natural oil seeps, watch a miniature drilling rig bore into the earth, and explore the memorable brands of gas bought by early California car drivers.
    $1 Off Admission with Passport Book
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  • Camarillo Ranch House - Camarillo

    The Camarillo Ranch was originally a 10,000 acre Spanish land grant created in 1837, patented to Gabriel Ruiz in 1866, then purchased by Juan Camarillo in 1875. His son Adolfo built the Queen Anne Victorian home in 1892. Later the barn and stables were added to support the agricultural work and house the renowned Camarillo White Horses. Today the ranch is owned by the City of Camarillo and operated by the non profit Camarillo Ranch Foundation. Tours of the Victorian home are available on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
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  • Carnegie Art Museum - Oxnard

    Carnegie Art Museum in the heart of Downtown Oxnard and next to the year round festivals in Plaza Park, was the City’s first 1906 Public Library. Now it surrounds the visitor with classical, beaux-art architecture and vibrant art. Sharing the Southern California Art experience, the Museum shows top examples of the Gold Coast’s and Southland’s art scenes from contemporary-realism to abstraction and from painting to photography. Next door at the CAM Studio Gallery, mini permanent collection exhibits are on view and visitors can meet a guest artist-in-residence while seeing their work in progress. Checking Carnegie’s diverse events and changing exhibits ahead is recommended at www.carnegieam.org or (805)385-8158/8157.
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  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum - Oxnard

    The Channel Islands Maritime Museum celebrates five centuries of "art that sails" every day as a cultural and scenic haven in the gorgeous Channel Islands Harbor. Complete with exquisite maritime paintings dating from the early 17th century, ship models representing 3,000 years of maritime history, artifacts, and ocean breezes, the museum has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, lectures, educational field trips, and contemporary installations. If your idea of a maritime museum is limited to rusty anchors and old salty sea dogs, come and discover a vibrant cultural venue in the Channel Islands Harbor!
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  • Chumash Indian Museum - Thousand Oaks

    As part of the Santa Monica Mountain Range, the Chumash Indian Museum is surrounded with the natural beauty of lush meadows, large oak groves and native vegetation. A variety of fowl and wildlife can be seen throughout the 432 acre park. Unique landscapes and rock formations as well as Chumash sites can be observed within the park. Watch Our Video
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  • Commemorative Air Force So. Cal. Wing WWII Aviation Museum - Camarillo

    The Museum consist of 2 large aircraft hangars and a large concrete ramp at Camarillo Airport. It features exhibits of WWI, WWII, Korean and Vietnam wars including: an area of WWII artifacts, a library, a gift shop, a lunchroom, and 10 WWII aircraft most of which are rare and in flying condition; several are in restoration. Our CAF aircraft fly! Each year spectators come to our flying events to see these authentic war planes, touch their metal, smell their exhaust smoke, and listen to the ROAR of their piston. Our F8F Bearcat aerobatics and F6F Hellcat and Japanese Zero dogfights are a must see! Contact the Museum for event details.
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  • Dudley House Historic Museum - Ventura

    The house has been an ongoing preservation activity since 1977.  Owned by the city since 1977, SBH was formed and took over the project when proposition 13 prevented the city from continuing to fund the project. The interior is complete with much of the original Dudley furniture returning to the house in 2006 from the estate of the late Johanna Dudley Overby.  The terraces and pergola for outdoor events have been installed on the north side of the house, and the newly installed demonstration lavender garden with some 200 plants and over 100 varieties, reportedly the largest collection of lavender varieties in a public U.S. location. The house is a living history museum reflecting the life of the Dudley family. The basement is used as a community room and visitor center with cooking facilities and is available for small events and receptions.  Larger events can be held outside on the grounds.
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  • Fillmore Historical Museum - Fillmore

    The Fillmore Historical Museum exhibits four historical buildings with treasures from the early days in the Santa Clara Valley. The Hinckley House, a 1905 Craftsman-style home, our 1887 Southern Pacific Railroad depot, the 1919 Rancho Sespe Bunkhouse, and a craftsman-style garage with a 1930 Model A pickup truck. Our display rooms depict how life was in the early years in the Fillmore, Bardsdale and Piru area. Pictorial displays depict our area’s past, both every day happenings as well as fires, floods and earthquakes.
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  • Gull Wings Children's Museum - Oxnard

    Imagine a place where children can land a spaceship on the moon, dig for dinosaur bones, drive a boat around the harbor, or spend an afternoon creating with thousands of Legos. As Ventura County's only children's museum, Gull Wings has welcomed children 2-12 and their families to its downtown Oxnard location for over 25 years. At Gull Wings Children's Museum, children and their grownups play, imagine, and engage in a world that reveals the unique aspects of Ventura County.
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  • Heritage Square Museum - Oxnard

    Heritage Square is by far an exceptionally original and notably historic part of Oxnard. The 15 beautifully restored structures on our site preserve some of the special history of Oxnard's early pioneer families. You would enjoy a morning or afternoon spent at Heritage Square, a major tourist attraction of which the community enjoys as an event and cultural center. The homes have been repurpased for business use, but you can still find a glimmer of what was, in historical Oxnard.
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  • Mullin Automotive Museum - Oxnard

    The Mullin Automotive Museum is an homage to the art deco and the machine age - eras that produced exquisite art and magnificent automobiles. The museum is home to the finest Historic French automobiles from Bugatti to Voisin as well as significant and representative decorative art from the 1920s and 1930s. Many of the cars displayed have won prestigious awards at Concours D'Elegance throughout the world. Also on view are famous French race cars, many of them past winners of historic races such as the Grand Prix de Pau and Le Mans.
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  • Murphy's Auto Museum - Oxnard

    The Murphy Auto Museum is home to more than 50 vintage/collectible cars on display inside a massive 30,000 square foot warehouse. Located near downtown Oxnard, the museum’s cars range from a 1903 Oldsmobile to more modern day automobiles, and everything in between. Visitors will also enjoy a large collection of Americana on display inside the museum as well as car art by four local automotive artists. The museum houses a large collection of vintage clothing which is tastefully decorated near the automobiles of the appropriate era.

    The museum is also home to the Gold Coast Modular Railroad Club, an 1,800 square foot working model train layout. Visitors will be fascinated as the train snakes through canyons, cities and countryside via its miles of scale track.

    Exhibits change each quarter so you will want to visit the museum again and again. Bring the family! There is plenty to do and see for everyone.
    $4 Off Admission with Passport Book
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  • Museum Of Ventura County - Ventura

    The Museum of Ventura County, founded in 1913, celebrates, preserves and interprets the art, history and culture of Ventura County, the Channel Islands and surrounding areas through its rotating exhibits, events, collections, education programs and research library. Our collections include: The George Stuart Historical Figures®, artwork of contemporary and historic regional artists, clothing and accessories (from the 18th century to the present), medical equipment, toys, musical instruments, tack and saddles, and a permanent exhibit of the Chumash Native Americans.
    $1 Off Adult General Admission with Passport Book
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  • Museum Of Ventura County Agriculture Museum - Santa Paula

    The Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula tell the story of Ventura County’s farming and ranching traditions and their evolution. Museum attractions also include a working beehive and vintage tractors from its nationally recognized collection, including one for children to climb. The Agriculture Museum is appropriately housed in the landmark 1888 restored Mill building beside the railroad tracks and depot in Santa Paula’s historic downtown.
    $1 Off Adult General Admission with Passport Book
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  • Ojai Valley Museum - Ojai

    The Ojai Valley Museum has an extensive collection of Art, Native American Baskets, Pioneer Tools, and photographs of early days in Ojai. The Ojai Valley Museum and Historical Society was founded in 1966 by dedicated volunteers.
    50% Off Admission, 10% Off Gift Shop Items &
    Free Entry to Special Events with Passport Book
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  • Olivas Adobe - Ventura

    The Olivas Adobe, located in Ventura, California, is an adobe built in 1841 by Raymundo Olivas. Olivas built the adobe home in 1841, and expanded it in 1849 to two stories, making it the only such building in the area. He and wife and their 21 children lived here until 1899. It later became part of Max Fleischman's holdings (of yeast and margarine fame), and it was he who donated the land and the house to the City of Ventura.
    10% Off Gift Shop Items & Free Olivas Adobe Tote with Passport Book
    (Ventura County Rancho Map also Free with Paid Tour)
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  • Oxnard Historic Farm Park - Oxnard

    The Oxnard Historic Farm Park Foundation was established in 2002 to help develop a historic farm park on the .86 acre site designated as The Gottfried Maulhardt/Albert Pfeiler Farm Site – Ventura County Historical Landmark 165. The Farm Park includes two of the earliest structures built on the Oxnard Plain during the 1870s and now the oldest remaining buildings. Included is the Maulhardt Winery that was used to store the wine for the Santa Clara Chapel. Currently, the Farm Park has 60 vines taken from the Santa Cruz Island that date back to the 1880s. A small lemon and avocado orchard have been planted. Among the varieties of avocados includes the Daily-11 that produces a 5 pound fruit.  The site also includes a 1890s carriage buckboard from the Friedrich family, one of the oldest lima bean threshers from the county dating back to the early 1900s and multiple sub plows and other farming implements from the area.
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  • Pleasant Valley Historic Society Museum - Camarillo

    Pleasant Valley is the early name given to the fertile farmlands of the Somis, Camarillo and Springville area. The museum is a community asset that houses many Chumash and pioneer artifacts, photos and documents.  We have rare Chumash woven baskets and original clothing from the Camarillo family.  The botanical garden is a wonderful place for weddings and the annual Living History Day in May teaches children how the pioneers lived.

    Our research library contains many early Camarillo books and journals describing the history of the Chumash and pioneer families.
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  • Rancho Camulos - Piru

    The present 1,800 acre Camulos Ranch, established by Ygnacio del Valle in 1853, was carved out of the 48,612 acre Rancho San Francisco, granted in 1839 to Ygnacio's father Antonio del Valle, majordomo and administrator of Mission San Fernando. Camulos was located at the western boundary of the rancho and was originally a Tataviam Indian village known as Kamulus. The San Fernando Mission used the area as early as 1804 for raising small animals and crops grown by the Indians, who numbered 416 when visited by Inspector General of the Missions in 1839.
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  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum - Simi Valley

    Perched on a mountaintop with sweeping views, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is one of Southern California’s most unique and beautiful destinations. Step aboard and tour through his actual Air Force One. View an exact replica of the White House Oval Office. Glimpse a fragment of the Berlin Wall. Reflect at President Reagan’s memorial site, where he was laid to rest on June 11, 2004. Stroll through the grounds, including replicas of the White House Rose Garden and South Lawn. The Reagan Library is truly an entertaining, exciting and educational museum for people of all ages.
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  • San Buenaventura Mission - Ventura

    Mission San Buenaventura was founded on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1782 in Las Californias, part of the Spanish Viceroyalty of New Spain. Named for a Franciscan theologian, Saint Bonaventure, it was the last of the missions founded by Father Serra. Mission San Buenaventura was planned to be founded in the year 1770, but the founding was delayed because of the low availability of the military escorts needed to establish Mission San Buenaventura. In 1793, the first church burned down. Today, only a small section of the entire mission still stands; the Cemetery to the left of the church is covered by a school. It took the neophytes 16 years to build the new church, which still stands today.
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  • Santa Paula Art Museum - Santa Paula

    The Santa Paula Art Museum was established as a not-for-profit organization to preserve and share the artistic heritage known as the Santa Paula Art Collection.
    $1 Off Regular Admission & 10% Off Gift Shop Items with Passport Book
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  • Santa Susana Railroad Depot & Museum - Simi Valley

    Just imagine a fully restored 100 plus year old Southern Pacific Railroad depot with both freight and passenger trains rushing by day and night. Imagine that inside is a museum filled with hundred of items having both railroad and local historical significance. Imagine a place where children of all ages can watch model trains running through a miniature representation of Simi Valley as it existed in the 1950's. Imagine a place where you can hold a business meeting or throw a party. Well, you don't have to imagine! It exists, and it's all here at the Santa Susana Depot. Watch Our Video
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  • Stagecoach Inn Museum - Newbury Park

    James Hammell, a Santa Barbara businessman, had the hotel built of redwood from Northern California at a cost of about $7200. Constructed in the Monterey style featuring two stories, wraparound porch and balcony, the hotel was publicized in a Ventura newspaper as a pleasure resort. "Shooting, fishing, and bathing, and a first-rate table are among the good things on hand for visitors," said the newspaper write-up that appeared the summer the Inn opened.
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  • Strathearn Historical Park Museum - Newbury Park

    Strathearn Historical Park and Museum presents a Presidents' Day weekend Civil War encampment. Visitors are invited to step back in time and experience the sights and sounds of a Civil War encampment with Union, Confederate and civilian re-enactors. Throughout each day "Living History" presentations will provide visitors with insight into the daily activities of Americans on both sides who served in America's greatest trial by fire.
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