Learn about the region’s history and cultural contributions by visiting any one of the many local museums.
926 Railroad Ave.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Opened in 2011, the Ventura County Agriculture Museum features permanent and changing exhibitions, programs and events celebrating the long and innovative agricultural history of the region.
Carnegie Art Museum
424 S. C St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
The mission of the Carnegie Art Museum is to share the Southern California art experience with the mission of being a quality-driven, fine arts museum and a major center for arts education for Ventura County. Excellent exhibits are at the core of the museum’s purpose, with the art as a starting point for the examination and research of art and California history.
Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001
This museum, which opened in its first form in 1913, celebrates, preserves and interprets the art, history and culture of Ventura County, the California Channel Islands and the surrounding region through its collections, exhibitions, events, educational programs, publications and research library, and serves as a gathering place for the community. With more than 30,000 objects and works of art, the museum features priceless artifacts relating to Ventura County’s early inhabitants and to participation in local, national and global events such as the Spanish American War, World War II and more, to the present day.
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065
The Ronald Reagan Library is the repository of presidential records for Reagan’s administration. Holdings include 50 million pages of presidential documents, over 1.6 million photographs, a half-million feet of motion picture film and thousands of audiotapes and videotapes from Reagan’s tenures as U.S. president and governor of California. This permanent and changing contemporary collection also features a replica of his Oval Office, fashions from first lady Nancy Reagan and a piece of the Berlin Wall. Visit the museum’s website for hours, admission and more information.
4226 Valley Fair St.
Simi Valley, CA 93063
The Skatelab Museum of California, established in 1997, is home to the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and welcomes more than
50,000 visitors each year to its free exhibits. Skatelab has a collection of more than 5,000 vintage skateboards as well as skateboarding memorabilia.
Stagecoach Inn Historical Landmark
51 S. Ventu Park Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Originally a hotel and resting spot for travelers between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, this official California landmark is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the inn is owned by the Conejo Recreation and Park Department and operated as a historic museum with a replica of an early school, a carriage house and blacksmith shop and a group of
village houses. The site is allegedly haunted and is considered one of California’s most famous places for paranormal activity.