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Capitola Historical Museum

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Address: 410 Capitola Avenue, Capitola, CA
Phone Number: (831) 464.0322
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Looks good from outside, but...

This looks like an interesting small museum housed in old buildings near the city hall. But the hours are too few and far between. We happened to visit Capitola on a Thursday, and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2014
RuNanS
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Pacific Grove, California
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Pacific Grove, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
71 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This looks like an interesting small museum housed in old buildings near the city hall. But the hours are too few and far between. We happened to visit Capitola on a Thursday, and the museum was closed all day. We peeked in the windows of an old beach cabin furnished to depict how it would have been back in the... More 

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Tracy, California
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171 reviews 171 reviews
109 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is one of those destinations that few people know about but for those of us who do, this place is a pleasant departure from the hectic life of the city! Over the years, I’ve made many trips here with my friends to fish or to dine at one of their exceptional restaurants along the coast! There are no major... More 

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Sacramento, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have great difficulties describing a place that I will return to for more intensive and in-depth exploration. I visited Capitola only because I did not want to drive the extra miles to Santa Cruz and have to put up with dense traffic and panhandlers. This was my first time and I was struck by the calmness (mid week noon)... More 

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Vacaville, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Literally, we were in and out in about 10 minutes. The kids like seeing an original "Beach Cottage". They couldn't believe how tiny it was. We're so spoiled!

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Capitola, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

History of Capitola with great pictures and displays in a house that was recycled and moved to its current location. Outside, there is a cool example of accommodation from an earlier time.They change the exibit yearly so you need to return. The Museum has walking tours of Capitola call or check web page for dates

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Soquel, California
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This little museum sits up on Capitola Avenue within walking distance of the Capitola beach and shops and is well worth a visit! If you are at all interested in history, Capitola has a MOST colorful history and this museum has captured much of it in it's tiny space. They've recently move an old beach cabin (iconic history for Capitola)... More 

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Capitola, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Just across the parking lot from the Capitola Police Station is the cute and charming Historical Museum that is lovingly put together with as much memorabilia that you can possible stuff into the tiny house. I only live a few blocks away and I make it a point to stop by a few times a year to see what is... More 

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Northern California
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25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Not the most thorough museum in the world, but charming and informative. A lovely little addition to your trip to Capitola.

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Capitola, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Fast and fun overview into local history. Exhibits appeal to young and old alike. The museum is staffed by local volunteers who can share a wealth of information.

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los altos, california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is such a cute museum with friendly staff and interesting history about Capitola. It's worth a visit to learn about the area.

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