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Definitely worth a stop to learn about Capitola

Nice little informative museum with lots of artifacts, photos, history, maps, etc. Very welcoming... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Rosemary C
Monterey, California
Cute and small

You can see it all in less than 20 minutes, interesting view of our past and it's free. Something... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Capitola, California
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410 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3318
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Nice little informative museum with lots of artifacts, photos, history, maps, etc. Very welcoming staff. Great stop if new to the area.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rosemary C
Reviewed 23 January 2018

You can see it all in less than 20 minutes, interesting view of our past and it's free. Something interesting for all ages.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank capitolatim
Reviewed 25 September 2017

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.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank LydiaK313
Reviewed 11 July 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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank mhernandz
Reviewed 23 May 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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Gourmet4u
Reviewed 24 March 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.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Yolande B
Reviewed 8 March 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!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Judith B
Reviewed 11 February 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!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank brocdog
Reviewed 31 October 2016

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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank HappyHiker2015
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Louis J
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