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“Great Museum on Main Street Santa Monica”

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California Heritage Museum
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour
Ranked #41 of 104 things to do in Santa Monica
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Owner description: Located in a 19th-century home, this museum explores both the art and history of the region.
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“Great Museum on Main Street Santa Monica”
Reviewed 27 February 2013

The California Heritage Museum offers wonderful exhibits that take you back in time to eras in California history. The collections are exhibited in a late 19th century home, which is a delight to walk through. If you are old enough, you will recognize items that bring back memories from your past. Docents are available to explain, talk, share. When in Santa Monica, you can combine the museum visit with a stroll along the street, visiting quaint shops and taking time to get a meal or nosh. You can also walk to the Venice beach, which is close by.

Visited May 2012
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“Fascinating piece of "relatively" old California”
Reviewed 16 February 2013

There was a wonderful exhibit of Hawaiian style furnishings, including wonderful kitschy Hawaiian lamps, and lovely rattan furniture. It was California meets Hawaii in the living room and the dining room.

Visited February 2013
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“Small museum well worth a visit”
Reviewed 31 July 2012 via mobile

One of oldest houses in neighborhood, with fascinating movie poster collection upstairs from 1930s to 1950s, and downstairs two rooms showing Hawaii style furniture. What really makes it is the enthusiasm and knowledge of the guides who recount the history.

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