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Capitola Historical Museum

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Address: 410 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3318
Phone Number: +1 831-464-0322
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Good things come in small museums

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
HappyHiker2015
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Capitola, California
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Capitola, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

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

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Capitola, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

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

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Capitola, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 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 rooms and a cottage. The docents are knowledgeable and friendly. There is not a cost... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 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. Museum is a short walk from the Esplanade area. A separate building that you don't... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 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 to avoid the congestion along the Esplanade. The walk is not far and if you... More 

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Capitola, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 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!

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

I came here for a Plein Air Painting MeetUp, where we gathered to view their Postcard Exhibit, showing a history of postcards from the 1800's to the present. The exhibit will be on through December 2015. The curator has done an excellent job displaying the postcards chronologically by decade, and included a display of books people used for storing and... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

This looks like an interesting small museum housed in old buildings near the city hall. But the hours are too few and far between. We happened to visit Capitola on a Thursday, and the museum was closed all day. We peeked in the windows of an old beach cabin furnished to depict how it would have been back in the... More 

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Tracy, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

This is one of those destinations that few people know about but for those of us who do, this place is a pleasant departure from the hectic life of the city! Over the years, I’ve made many trips here with my friends to fish or to dine at one of their exceptional restaurants along the coast! There are no major... More 

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