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When wanting to know the history of Kern County this is the best place to go. My mother and I stopped in on a Sunday. Yes, they are open on the weekends.
We are both writing books and needto have photos of certain time periods...More
We have had so much fun during special events hosted by the Kern County Museum. I recommend Pioneer Days when horse drawn carriage rides and train tours are available and wine festivals that are held there.
Not having been born here I really knew nothing of Bakersfield history. The curator was very pleasant and Travis really knows his paleontology. So I recommend doing this if complaining nothing to do at the least but I always encourage the exploration of culture.
This museum is great. All old kern county treasures. Old school house , undertaker , hotel , great old oil signs and some historic lit signs. Old gas stations early early houses. Merle Haggard's box car house. And much more. Worth a stop by. And...More
The exhibits in the entry building are fine, but it's the eclectic collection outside that makes the museum. Most aspects of pioneer life in Kern county are shown, with an extra emphasis on the petroleum industry, both past and present. Toward the right rear of...More
The KC Museum has stayed 'current' while presenting the past (history) of Kern County. A great way to spend time together as a family, or a couple, walking around Pioneer Village. The special events/Living History are great for kids (& adults) to see 'history' in...More