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“Wonderful hostess/helpers in the Museum!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of History Center and Museum of San Luis Obispo County

History Center and Museum of San Luis Obispo County
696 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-543-0638
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Located in the former Carnegie Library, this museum traces the history of San Luis Obispo County from the era of the Chumash and Salinan Indians to present day.
goleta
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful hostess/helpers in the Museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nice art work, and other lovely items, very helpful people, great suggestions were made. Beautiful baskets, and beaded work, and art. History is always a very good thing to experience, especially when one is new to a place.

Visited August 2014
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A quaint little museum.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a quaint little museum in the oldest SLO area library. I would have loved to stay longer but there was no air conditioning. Unfortunately, it was a very hot, humid day that went from being overcast with sprinkles to the sun blazing to life and beating down with great force. My companion couldn't bear being inside for more than a few minutes. I would recommend visiting as soon as it opens especially in the hotter months.

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“Worth your time when in SLO”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I was in town visiting a good friend and had time to spend so just ventured out to see what the town had to offer.

Seeing how small town evolve over time is interesting to me.

You can see the museum and then go down the main retail streets to get a good feel for how they have done a good job preserving the building fronts.

Visited May 2014
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“Thank-You Andrew Carnegie”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The History Center and Museum of San Luis Obispo County was on of Andrew Carnegie endowments. Jill was as mention by fellow reviewer as knowledgeable and so passionate and we agree.
It not large museum, I still would recommend it stop by and get some information of the areas history.

Visited March 2014
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“A delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

What a welcome we got here from Jill, so knowledgeable and so passionate. A small treasure of a place. The panoramic photo of SLO in 1906 is a gem.

Visited September 2013
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