E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001
Weekdays 10am – 2pm
Weekends 10am – 4pm
Extended Summer Hours:
Wed – Sun, 10am – 4pm
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.
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.
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.