History Center of San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo

4.5
#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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  • August 5, 2017
    We found this by chance and were so glad we stopped and learned about the history of SLO and the local area. They had an important exhibit about Japanese Internment and the impact on residents of the ...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Originally a Carnegie Library that the town saved and restored. Although small it is of historic interest, with featured display that changes (quarterly?). The Librarian was welcoming and interesting ...  more »
  • April 26, 2017
    Great little museum right next to the mission. Free entry donations accepted. Museum is in a great old building. Definitely worth taking a look  more »
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  • May 19, 2017
    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
  • July 3, 2017
    This place is a gem. Highly recommend the short ten history video on the area!!!
  • March 10, 2017
    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
  • August 4, 2016
    The museum is nice but their walking tour podcast is great!
  • March 29, 2016
    Very nice little history museum. Interesting local flavor and artifacts.

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