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113 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001
805-648-5823

Hours:
Weekdays 10am 2pm
Weekends 10am 4pm

Extended Summer Hours: Wed Sun, 10am 4pm

Admission:
Free

Artifacts revealing 3,500 years of five different cultures have been found on the site of this archeological museum.  Named long-time Ventura Mayor Al Albinger, it was built on the home site of saloonkeeper and early mayor Angel Escondon. Evidence of an early Indian culture dating from 1600 B.C. and the later Chumash Indians from 1500 onwards, are exhibited along with objects dating from the founding of the mission through the early 1900's. The original mission foundation and an earth oven are in the dig area outside.

Directions:
Northbound:  From the 101 take the California Street off-ramp.  At the top of the ramp go straight to Main Street.  Turn left.  The museum is four blocks and on the left.

Southbound:  From the 101 take the Main Street exit.  At the bottom of the ramp turn right and stay on Main Street until you reach the Museum on your right.