After careful consideration, the Cambria Historical Society's Board has decided to close the museum to visitors until the situation with the Coronavirus improves. We are not aware that there any reported cases of Coronavirus in this area and are choosing to be proactive to help keep that a reality here on the Central Coast. Thank you for your patience and we hope to be open again in the near future.


Welcome to the Cambria Historical Society website. Cambria's history reflects the fascinating story of the American West. It's full of tales about the lives of cowboys, miners, merchants and more. Our website is a place to share many of the priceless stories and photos we have collected over the years from Cambria pioneer families. We're happy to make their inspiring recollections available online for you to enjoy any time you choose. And, we will add to them periodically, so keep coming back for more.

Visit The Cambria Museum

Visit The Museum Sharing Cambria's heritage is an important mission of the Cambria Historical Society. For one thing, that heritage belongs to you. With help from the community and visitors to Cambria, we purchased and restored the Guthrie-Bianchini House as Cambria's museum of history for everyone, young and old, to explore and enjoy. Come in and meet the pioneers who have inspired us with the tenacity and energy that reflects America's heritage and values. Our docents and exhibits will take you on a fascinating journey.

The Cambria Historical Museum is located in the heart of Cambria's East Village at 2251 Center Street. New Museum Hours: Friday — Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m., Monday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tour our historic home, learn from our exhibits and relax in our garden. The museum, and Cambria's history, is yours to enjoy.

Join Us

Become a MemberWith your help, we will continue to research and share the fascinating story of Cambria's past with future generations. Become a Family member for $30 per year or a Friend for $100 per year. Or sponsor the Cambria Historical Society as a business member. We are partners in our appreciation for this wonderful timeless village we call Cambria.

Santa Rosa Schoolhouse Project

Cambria Historical Society has been gifted ownership of the historically significant Santa Rosa Schoolhouse with the intention that it be relocated and restored to its original use and opened to the public as a museum. To do this CHS must raise sufficient funds to first move the Schoolhouse in August, 2019 from its current location to the six acre piece of undeveloped property located on Main Street near Santa Rosa Creek Road at the eastern entrance to town. Once moved, the Schoolhouse will be fully restored to its original use and opened as a museum by August 2020.

Join us and contribute to the project!

Create a Memorial with Pickets and Bricks

Commemorate someone special with the purchase of a personalized picket or brick at the Cambria Historical Museum. Their names will go down in history – engraved on hand-crafted pickets bordering the museum on Burton Drive and Center Street and carved on the red brick walkways in the gardens. Donate a picket or brick online, stop by the museum or call (805) 927-2891 for details.

The Berry/Corbet/Atencio clan in front of their pickets.