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This section includes local history museums, historic houses and other sites of historical significance. Museums focusing on the history of science, technology or industry are listed in the "Science & Technology" section. Museums focusing on natural history are listed in the "Creatures" and/or "Science & Technology" section. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks.

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Palm Springs, CA, USA

The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is a culture and history museum in Palm Springs, focusing on the Cahuilla people of the Coachella Valley. . .

Colton, CA, USA

Agua Mansa is a former settlement in an unincorporated area of San Bernardino County, near Colton. . .

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Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Autry Museum of the American West is a museum in Los Angeles dedicated to exploring an inclusive history of the American West. . .

Balboa Island, CA, USA

This museum has exhibits related to the history of Balboa Island near San Diego. . .

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Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Bradbury Building is an architectural landmark in downtown Los Angeles, California. . .

Yermo, CA, USA

Calico is a ghost town and former mining town in San Bernardino County, California, United States. . .

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The California African American Museum is located in Exposition Park, Los Angeles. . .

Santa Monica, CA, USA

The California Heritage Museum describes itself as "a multi-cultural facility promoting the diversity and richness of California’s history, culture and art. . ."

Los Angeles, CA, USA

This museum has exhibits related to the history of Canoga Park in the San Fernando Valley. . .

Avalon, CA, USA

This art and history museum focuses on Santa Catalina Island off the Southern California coast. . .

Oxnard, CA, USA

Maritime museum in Southern California.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Chinese American Museum is located in Downtown Los Angeles as a part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. . .

Indio, CA, USA

History museum complex in Southern California's Coachella Valley. . .

Corona, CA, USA

The museum has exhibits related to the history and culture of Corona, Calif. . .

Glendale, CA, USA

This historic house museum was originally built around 1888 and served as the home for four doctors. . .

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Drum Barracks is the last remaining original American Civil War era military facility in the Los Angeles area. . .

Fontana, CA, USA

The society maintains a museum and collections related to the history of Fontana in San Bernardino County. . .

Pasadena, CA, USA

The Gamble House is a National Historic Landmark, California Historical Landmark, and museum in Pasadena, California. . .

Arcadia, CA, USA

Small regional history museum maintained by the city of Arcadia in Los Angeles County. . .

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Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Greystone Mansion, also known as the Doheny Mansion, is a Tudor Revival mansion in Beverly Hills. . .

Riverside, CA, USA

Heritage House is an historic house museum in the Queen Anne Victorian style. . .

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Santa Ana, CA, USA

The Heritage Museum of Orange County is home to two historic structures. . .

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Oxnard, CA, USA

This site consists of numerous historic buildings that were moved to a single block and restored. . .

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Los Angeles, CA, USA

Heritage Square Museum is a living history and open-air architecture museum located in Los Angeles. . .

Hermosa Beach, CA, USA

The city operates a museum dedicated to the history of this Southern California beach town. . .

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Southwest Museum is part of the Autry National Center. . .

Long Beach, CA, USA

The society operates a museum and research center focusing on the history of Long Beach, Calif. . .

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Hollywood Heritage Museum is housed in the restored Lasky-DeMille Barn. . .

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San Marino, CA, USA

The Huntington is a collections-based educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington . . .

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Japanese American National Museum is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Japanese Americans. . .

Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

The John Rains House was built in 1860-61 after John Rains purchased the Rancho Cucamonga land grant in 1858. . .

Los Angeles, CA, USA

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, also called LA Plaza, is a Mexican-American museum and cultural center in Los Angeles. . .

Lancaster, CA, USA

MOAH, the Museum of Art and History, is located in Lancaster, California. . .

Redlands, CA, USA

This small museum includes items related to Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. . .

San Pedro, CA, USA

The Los Angeles Maritime Museum is in the former Municipal Ferry Terminal building on the main channel of the Los Angeles Harbor. . .

Riverside, CA, USA

The Mission Inn Museum promotes the cultural heritage of the Mission Inn, a historic landmark hotel in downtown Riverside. . .

Hollywood, CA, USA

Museum of Death is a museum in Hollywood, California and New Orleans. . .

Ventura, CA, USA

The Museum of Ventura County maintains a collection of fine art and objects related to the county's history and culture. . .

Anaheim, CA, USA

Muzeo is an art and history museum focusing on Anaheim and Orange County, Calif. . .

Huntington Beach, CA, USA

Newland House is an 1898 farmhouse in Huntington Beach designed as a Midwestern adaptation of the Queen Anne architectural style. . .

Ojai, CA, USA

The Ojai Valley Museum has permanent exhibits related to local history plus a rotating gallery that hosts four temporary exhibits each year. . .

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Santa Ana, CA, USA

The Old Orange County Courthouse is a Romanesque Revival building that was opened in September 1901. . .

Santa Ana, CA, USA

Local history museum.

Pasadena, CA, USA

Pasadena Museum of History is a private, nonprofit museum and research library in Pasadena, California. . .

Riverside, CA, USA

The Riverside Metropolitan Museum is a history, anthropological, and natural science museum in Riverside, California. . .

Palm Springs, CA, USA

This museum re-creates a general store from the 1930s. . .

Redlands, CA, USA

This museum has exhibits and collections related to the cultural and natural history of San Bernardino County. . .

San Dimas, CA, USA

The society operates a local history museum inside the Walker House, originally built in 1887 as a railroad hotel. . .

San Pedro, CA, USA

The society operates a local history museum at the Muller House. . .

Santa Monica, CA, USA

This museum has exhibits and a research library focusing on the history of Santa Monica. . .

Newbury Park, CA, USA

The Stagecoach Inn was used as a resting area for people who traveled from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in the 19th and early 20th centuries. . .

Tustin, CA, USA

The society operates a regional history museum near downtown Tustin. . .

Apple Valley, CA, USA

This facility describes itself as "the Museum of the Living History and Cultural Arts of the High Desert of the Mojave. . ."

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Wells Fargo History Museum is a group of museums operated by Wells Fargo in several states that feature exhibits about the company's history. . .

Whittier, CA, USA

The museum has exhibits and collections related to the history of Whittier, California. . .

Newhall, CA, USA

The museum occupies the former home of silent film star William S. Hart. . .

City of Industry, CA, USA

This museum features the homes and private cemetery that belonged to the pioneer Workman-Temple family. . .

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