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Santa Cruz County History Facilities

  1. Agricultural History Project Center and Museum

    Explore the rich agricultural history of Santa Cruz County, the Pajaro Valley, and Watsonville.

  2. Aptos History Museum

    Exploring the history (going back 9,000 years!) of Aptos through photos and artifacts and education.

  3. Capitola Historical Museum

    Photos and artifacts depicting the history of Capitola.

  4. Felton Covered Bridge County Park

    A historic rambling park with restrooms and other facilities in Felton.

  5. Mission Santa Cruz

    Founded in 1791, Mission Santa Cruz was among the 21 missions stretching from San Diego to Sonoma.

  6. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

    Operated by the NOAA and dedicated to informing the public about the marine sanctuary.

  7. San Lorenzo Valley Museum

    Preserving and sharing the history of the San Lorenzo Valley.

  8. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

    Local history, art, exhibitions, events, and classes.

  9. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

    Highlighting the diversity of the region's plant, animal and human communities.

  10. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

    Tiny museum tucked into the lighthouse, honoring over 100 years of surfing in Santa Cruz with pictures and artifacts.

  11. Seymour Marine Discovery Center

    Interactive marine sciences aquarium and museum. Gift shop and touch pool for the kids.

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