Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum & Parks-Janeway Carriage House

The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society and its History Museum was organized in 1961 by a group of dedicated Valley residents who recognized the need to preserve and to celebrate the local history for future generations.

The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum was officially opened on July 4, 1961 in a small two room building located in the heart of the Santa Ynez township. From this modest beginning the museum has grown into the present day very attractive and appealing series of rooms of history and memorabilia surrounding a beautiful patio courtyard. Thousands of volunteer hours of work have contributed to the museum's impressive growth.

The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum is composed of exhibit spaces that include the Native American Room, the Museum Gift Shop, the Pioneer Room, the Jeannette Lyons Costume Room, the Valley Room and the Ellen Gleason Library that houses the museum book and archive collection.

Free Admission