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Aptos History Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Great tiny museum

Two room room museum with lots to read about Aptos history. They don't have anyone in there, so... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Silicon Valley
Get to know Aptos

The Aptos historic museum is a great place to go back in time and learned about the history of... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
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8 Aug 2018
“Great tiny museum”
23 May 2017
“Get to know Aptos”
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

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.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank don g
Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank LauraLazewski
Reviewed October 5, 2016

small but mighty glad we stopped in. now i know a bit more about the local hisorty and the people who were here before us.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank mctheart
Reviewed July 31, 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Vince F
Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank DHinSacto
Reviewed May 6, 2015

a really fun and educational experience with lots of great info about the local critters in the ocean

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank ErinKAllshouse
Reviewed March 8, 2015

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

Date of experience: February 2015
3  Thank 50PlusCalifornia
Reviewed January 29, 2015

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

Date of experience: January 2015
2  Thank Tom C
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