History Center of San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo

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History Museum Museum
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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  • 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 »
  • To be honest, we didn't know this museum existed, but we were strolling on the mission plaza and I noticed the building and walked over to see what it was. We love local museums because they typically...  more »
  • The San Luis Obispo Carnegie Library was built in 1905. It was designed in a style that included a tall hipped roof with two gabled wings with gargoyles and an entrance hall with multiple round arches...  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
  • The museum is nice but their walking tour podcast is great!
  • Very nice little history museum. Interesting local flavor and artifacts.