History Center and Museum of San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo

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#9 of 14 in Museums in San Luis Obispo County
The History Center is located at 696 Monterey St. in downtown San luis Obispo and online at www.historycenterslo.org.

Housed in the Carnegie Library Building, the History Center has two rotating exhibits, childrens room, gift shop, extensive archives and a public research room.

Wednesday through Monday 10:00am-4:00pm.

Closed Tuesday

Research Room Hours: Wed-Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm and Friday 11:00am-4:00pm (call ahead to verify).

Phone: (805) 543-0638
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  • Nice place to spend an hour and see historical items and facts about San Luis. Enjoyed the old black and white photographs. Small but interesting.  more »
  • This was a pleasant few minute stop. They don't have much in the way of displays but the video was informative about the history of the area. It's fun to see the different Carnegie libraries.  more »
  • We went in the space. The docket talked about the history and we watched a film about the settlement of the area. Some art and just a good place to learn about the area.  more »
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  • This place was highly informative. Very educational and entertaining. I was thoroughly impressed with the history of San Luis Obispo and especially enjoyed hearing the local history of the internment camps that help Japanese Americans. A video was playing in the media room but I was enthralled with all.of the pictures and displays they had. For filling out a brief survey I received a free postcard of my choosing. Plan to visit again with the family
  • This place is a gem. Highly recommend the short ten history video on the area!!!
  • New exhibits on the Japanese internment camps and a video of SLO's history are really cool additions to an interesting and free local museum
  • Very nice staff, great little museum
  • Very nice little history museum. Interesting local flavor and artifacts.

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