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Two room room museum with lots to read about Aptos history. They don't have anyone in there, so it's typically just you -- and you have to turn on the lights (please turn them off, too). If you go through everything (read everything), I think...More
The Aptos historic museum is a great place to go back in time and learned about the history of Aptos!
From the Ohlone Indians to present day it is worth a look after a long day of mountain biking and Nisene Marks park or a...More
In a small space there is everything you might want to know about the history of Aptos. The stories here are not only fascinating but also well laid out so you can see the progression of events easily.
I probably didn't give it a chance but there was no staff. Just me in the museum. I walked around and saw what famous people came from the town and learned that ranching was a big deal in the area. Stopped at the tourist center...More
This is a small (some would say tiny) museum but it is packed full of history and interesting displays. What makes this place so wonderful is the knowledge of the staff, explaining local history and developments in the area. Very friendly and spell-binding. No charge,...More
Great displays of farm and household implements, some Indian baskets. Interesting stories and photos of the pioneers of the town and the businesses they were involved in - like C&H Sugar from Hawaii.
You'll probably be surprised when you read the story of why railroad...More
This is a cozy little museum and we saw it, first, on the outside as Aptos Visitor Center. It is right up the hill from the state beach and across the street from the Best Western Seacliff Inn. It was a rainy day for us...More
You gotta check this one out - lots of lore and stories about gangsters hiding out in the hills, before roads were so good. Several haunted houses and some ghostly tales.
Uplifting story from early pioneers to modernest movement