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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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A Capitola Little Gem

A lovely little museum that traces the history of the Capitola area for the last 140 years. Great... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2017
Yolande B
Palm Springs, California
Fun little stop-in on your tour of the Village of Capitola

It was especially interesting to see the re-creation of a turn of the century Vacation Rental - It... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2017
Judith B
Santa Cruz, California
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Mar 24, 2017
“A Capitola Little Gem”
Mar 7, 2017
“Fun little stop-in on your tour of the Village of Capitola”
410 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3318
+1 831-464-0322
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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
Reviewed August 31, 2015

For a small museum, this one is very interesting. When we visited, we learned about the history of postcards as well as the Capitola area through an exhibit of postcards from the 1900s. Museum hours are limited, so you might want to check before going....More

Thank 35805Jane_H_11
Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Capitola Historical Museum is well worth stopping in when you visit Capitola Beach. It is just down from the two large paid parking lots as you walk down Capitola Avenue on the way to the Village. I do recommend these upper Village parking lots...More

Thank Rachell S
Reviewed April 21, 2015

Capitola is California's oldest seaside resort town. Learn about the oddities of this little gem of a community from its early mid-1800's days until the present. Lots of color to be found in this town's history!

Thank RonCentralCA
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