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Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House

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The Wild West Comes Alive Here!

This well done local museum provides a fun stop for everyone on a Valley tour. A low cost... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2018
Joan H
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Santa Barbara, California
10 to 15 minutes of History

$5 donation per adult. Some interesting history and a great collection of old carriages in the... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2017
Dan R
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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...more
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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 March 20, 2018

This well done local museum provides a fun stop for everyone on a Valley tour. A low cost admission lets you see how the Santa Ynez Valley evolved from its cowboy origins. Regularly scheduled special exhibits also update the collections. TIP: closed Mondays & Tuesdays

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

$5 donation per adult. Some interesting history and a great collection of old carriages in the museum. Takes about 15 minutes, are in town, help them out with a donation and take a quick self paced tour.

Thank Dan R
Reviewed November 18, 2017

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 November 8, 2017

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

Thank Cayce M
Reviewed October 30, 2017

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 October 15, 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 June 30, 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 August 20, 2017

Thank you for visiting our wonderful Museum.

Reviewed June 24, 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!

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Teresa7889, Staff at Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2017

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

Reviewed March 1, 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 August 20, 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 October 10, 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

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