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Capitola Historical Museum

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410 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3318
+1 831-464-0322
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Great way to get oriented and learn more about the village

The volunteer was very knowledgeable. The exhibits were very interested and provided a really nice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Jose, California
My grandchildren love this museum!

EVERY single time my grandchildren come to visit me, they want to stop at the museum. They love... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Capitola, California
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“beach town” (2 reviews)
“local history” (2 reviews)
410 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3318
+1 831-464-0322
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The volunteer was very knowledgeable. The exhibits were very interested and provided a really nice overview of the area and the history. There were interesting wildlife informational displays as well.

Thank LydiaK313
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

EVERY single time my grandchildren come to visit me, they want to stop at the museum. They love looking in the windows and it has a bit of "ghost haunt" to it! They live the exhibits inside but we often just stop by when it's...More

1  Thank mhernandz
Reviewed May 22, 2017

This is a very small local historical archive of the Capitola Beach Community of the past hundred years. But it's wonderfully informative of the times before freeways when the Sun-tan Special Trains ran up and down the coast from San Francisco to Monterey daily.

Thank Gourmet4u
Reviewed March 24, 2017

A lovely little museum that traces the history of the Capitola area for the last 140 years. Great photographs, beautiful stained glass windows on the ceiling, artifacts, and more. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Well worth the visit.

Thank Yolande B
Reviewed March 7, 2017

It was especially interesting to see the re-creation of a turn of the century Vacation Rental - It was 10x10' and your suitcase served as your dresser!

Thank Judith B
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Small and inviting, this place is packed with pics and artifacts from Capitola's past. Be sure to ask questions of the volunteer staff - they have a wealth of knowledge and are happy to share it. Definitely worth checking out!

Thank brocdog
Reviewed October 30, 2016

This museum packs a lot of local history in its small building. Signs are informative and exhibits are well lit.

Thank HappyHiker2015
Reviewed October 17, 2016

take the time to go through this small gem of a museum. History of this beach town for the past 140 years

Thank Louis J
Reviewed October 7, 2015

Rotating displays over several months, cute & quaint, informative docents, easy parking access, and a short walk into The Village and Capitola Beach.

Thank K'lyn M
Reviewed September 1, 2015

We have a family scavenger hunt every summer in the village and it includes the museum. The museum is small but worth the look. They have different exhibits, currently they have antique postcards. They also have building exhibits of some of the old beach changing/dressing...More

Thank dmichelo
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