The Carpinteria Historical Museum is a quirky little museum worth some time if you are in the area. Life sized prints of photos who were residents of Carpinteria are in the various scenes. There are various (eclectic) displays from the 1800s such as a school room, a tool shop, kitchen, bedroom and dining room. A pristine old car (driven by a creepy skeleton). There is also a display on the Chumash and early caballeros. A sweet docent toured us around and gave us the overview of each. The quilts are for sale and proceeds benefit the museum.
Favorites: the piano that can be played (5 year old), the Chumash (3rd grader) and life sized prints of citizens of Carpinteria (mom).
Hours: 1pm-4pm Tuesday-Saturday
Time: 1/2 hour to 45 minutes
Price: Free (donations accepted and quilts sold to benefit the museum)
Parking: There is a lot behind the museum where or street parking on Maple.
Location: Take the 101S to Lindon Ave. Turn right on Lindon, then left on Carpinteria Ave. The museum is located on Elm St (the second right) in the first block.
Nearby: Carpinteria State Beach and Visitor Center, Monte Vista Park, Tomol Interpretive Playarea and El Carro Park
Special Events: Marketplace once per month