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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 May 2, 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 January 22, 2018
Capitola, California
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410 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3318
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have great difficulties describing a place that I will return to for more intensive and in-depth exploration. I visited Capitola only because I did not want to drive the extra miles to Santa Cruz and have to put up with dense traffic and panhandlers....More

6  Thank J L
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is one of those destinations that few people know about but for those of us who do, this place is a pleasant departure from the hectic life of the city! Over the years, I’ve made many trips here with my friends to fish or...More

8  Thank Holdtheair
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

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

Thank Rosemary C
Reviewed January 22, 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.

1  Thank capitolatim
Reviewed September 25, 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.

Thank LydiaK313
Reviewed July 10, 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

1  Thank mhernandz
Reviewed May 22, 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.

Thank Gourmet4u
Reviewed March 24, 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.

Thank Yolande B
Reviewed March 7, 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!

Thank Judith B
Reviewed February 11, 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!

Thank brocdog
Reviewed October 30, 2016

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

Thank HappyHiker2015
Reviewed October 17, 2016

take the time to go through this small gem of a museum. History of this beach town for the past 140 years

Thank Louis J
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