Kern County Museum

Kern County Museum, Bakersfield: Hours, Address, Kern County Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Kern County Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Phyllis W
3 contributions
There is a lot to see here!
Sep 2020
My daughter and I had a great time seeing the historic homes/businesses and oil industry exhibition displayed at the Kern County Museum. I thought the way it was set up, where you view the exterior of structures while peaking inside through window viewing areas, was very clever. During the current pandemic times, it is a great place to visit, since all activities are outdoors.
Written November 23, 2020
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35745JohnK
Bakersfield, CA200 contributions
Enter the House that Oil Built!!
Feb 2020
Oil is a big part of Kern County and the Black Gold Exhibit is the star of the museum. Nicely done throught donations of time and materials from the local oil industry. The old wooden drilling rig shows how far we've come. The artifacts laying all over inside and out tell the evolution of the industry. You can spend half a day here easily. All the old buildings on the property tell a story as well. The whole place is for rent for events. Lots of neat places to explore. Go and enjoy!!!
Written March 5, 2020
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txde
Bonen, Germany164 contributions
Nice open air museum
Sep 2019
It‘s a nice open air museum in Bakersfield. It was not crowded when we were there and the lady at the small cinema was very helpful in explaining a lot of details about the history of the area. We really enjoyed it.
Written December 31, 2019
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PrincetonBelle
Oklahoma City, OK152 contributions
Well done!
Nov 2019 • Friends
Lots to see and do here. Film of Bakersfield history was excellent. Section devoted to oil industry tools quite edifying. So many interesting preserved structures from 19/20 century that you can walk around/into (houses, bank,gas station, dress shop just to name a few). Highly recommend!
Written November 15, 2019
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Hans M
Bergen, The Netherlands16 contributions
Great helpful people, nice little museum,
Apr 2019
Its a nice place for a walk and experience the history of drilling and oil recovery in this area, many old oilfield service companies have been working in this area.
Written September 4, 2019
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jfandslsanchez2012
Bakersfield, CA5 contributions
Lots of History
Jun 2019 • Business
Kern County Museum has so much Bakersfield History to see. It’s a Great place for a Family Adventure Day and is also a Fabulous Wedding Venue!!
Written September 3, 2019
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Pierre N
9 contributions
A must see in Bakersfield area.
Jun 2019
Located on N Chester street, exhibit of real train, train station, houses, mansions, petrol plant and petrol station from the 19th and 20st century
Written August 6, 2019
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Hertz Von Renthal
141 contributions
Well done and interesting.
May 2019 • Solo
Nicely put together with old pumps and many old businesses to view through the windows. Well organized and laid-out. Take at least an hour to ramble around this place to take it all in. Plenty of parking outside.
Written May 20, 2019
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CristinaAriadna
Teddington, UK222 contributions
Interestimg walk through history
Mar 2019 • Friends
We had a few hours to spare on our way to LA so we decided to stop and visit. Lovely place, pretty dead to be honest so we managed to take our time and not have to bump into a lot of people. It takes you through a lot of history but I do wish you could walk in more houses than you do. Pretty detailed museum and quite interactive otherwise. Little kids will probably be bored but school kids should find it interesting. Entry ticket is okay for what you get to see. Plenty parking spaces.
Written May 16, 2019
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mtotieb
Bakersfield, CA15 contributions
Visited Kern count museum
Mar 2019 • Friends
The museum just gets better and better. Make the trip.

New areas and displays are excellent. And look great.
Written March 31, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kern County Museum

Kern County Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM