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Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House

3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9110
+1 805-688-7889
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Vaquero Show and Sale, 2nd weekend in Nov.

The Vaquero Show and Sale happens the second weekend in November each year. This year had 40... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
barbgal
A real gem!

An amazing collection of wagons and stagecoaches as well as other artifacts. Interesting for all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cayce M
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Los Angeles, California
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The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum is home to the an impressive collection of Horse drawn conveyances and Western Saddles as well additional rooms of exhibits depicting western life, art and fashion. The Valley Room houses the history of the Santa Ynez Valley with artifacts of the pioneer life as well as a working scale model of the train which ran through the Santa Ynez Valley. The Jeanette Lyons Room has a new exhibit opening March 19, 2017 called "If the Shoe Fits.... displaying footwear over the ages, from whimsical to functional.
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“local history” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9110
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+1 805-688-7889
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Vaquero Show and Sale happens the second weekend in November each year. This year had 40 vendors and a roping demonstration....from horseback. Don't expect to see the museum exhibits as the vendors are all over in front of them. If you want to see...More

Thank barbgal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing collection of wagons and stagecoaches as well as other artifacts. Interesting for all ages.

Thank Cayce M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Few folks realize what a great museum this is. The Parks-Janeway Carriage house hosts a collection of wagons, buggies, stagecoaches and other horse drawn transportation that is the largest collection west of the Mississippi.

Thank JohnC1350
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Visited this quietly tucked away museum in Santa Ynez today. What a surprise to see a truly amazing collection of wagons, stagecoaches, surreys, sleighs and a 1925 school bus under one roof. There were one of kind examples of horse drawn transportation from the 19th...More

Thank markoutandabout
Reviewed 30 June 2017

great info. very informative self tour when i visited.the information plaques were extremely well done! the carriages are a very special collection of early transportation. an absolute must see... if you are anywhere in the area. stop in! the docents were very helpful, knowledgeable, happy...More

Thank Bruce R
Teresa7889, Staff at Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for visiting our wonderful Museum.

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Great location for a wedding reception! We loved the jail and carriage museum but what we loved most was the energy from the Spink - Rogers wedding! Great place to visit if in town but a great place to PARTY for a special occasion!

Thank db7477
Teresa7889, Staff at Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

What a wonderful reception! The bridal party was wonderful and their guests wonderful!

Reviewed 1 March 2017

You might expect this museum to be like other small town museums, with a few pieces of Victorian furniture, a couple photos, and not much else. NOT! it's a fantastic collection of early California saddles bridles, bits and spurs, many silver-studded and better than the...More

Thank barbgal
Teresa7889, Staff at Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

We have a new exhibit opening soon, The Golden Age of Women's Equestrain Apparel: an homage to the women of the Santa Ynez Valley.

Reviewed 10 October 2016

Interesting look at early California history and the transportation used. We totally loved the display called Mourning Glory... dresses of women who were in mourning late 1800 - 1920's. "The ritual of mourning clothes had sever stages of dress that a widow went through". They...More

1  Thank jellybean51
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This looks small but is actually quite spacious. Rooms have a wide range of artifacts from local history. The carriage museum has a fantastic selection of horse carriages and coaches. I go a couple times a year and always discover something new.

1  Thank SolvangDee
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This little museum was great to check out for an hour in the middle of the day. There are some great stuffed animals of the region (mountain lion, eagle and lots more!) Plus you're close to really see how big they are, with those huge...More

Thank MarianneCa
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