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The Carlsbad Historical Society offers something for everyone by hosting lectures, social events, and tours for its members as well as local students. Under the direction of the Carlsbad Historical Society, a specially designed tour was developed to teach local third grade students about local history.

The Carlsbad Historical Society hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Please call our office at (760) 434-9189 for a listing of upcoming events.

Location of Museum/Office
258 Beech Street,
Carlsbad, Downtown

Days: 1st and 3rd Friday, Saturdays and Sundays
11AM to 3PM
Private tours with tea are given on Tuesday and Thursday
Please call for scheduling

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 252
Carlsbad, CA 92018-0252
Phone: (760) 434-9189

E-Mail to: cbadhistory@gmail.com or to webmaster@carlsbadhistoricalsociety.com


Membership application can be found in our "Membership and Gifts" tab

* Our Blog

The Carlsbad Historical Society museum is located within Magee Park at 258 Beech Ave, Carlsbad, California. Surrounding the museum are a variety of old fashion gardens that attempt to demonstrate Carlsbad's agricultural past. All of the gardens are maintained through the combined volunteer efforts, and the California Coastal Rose Society, as well as city staff.

One of the most outstanding features of the garden is the nationally registered Rose plantings on the west side of the park. Separated into several rose beds, visitors will find over 125 different roses that represent 15 different rose families. Development of these rose beds earned Carlsbad the honor of the American Rose Society's distinction of An American Rose City in 2002.

At the museum entrance, an old fashion garden greets visitors with its jumble of plants ranging from the stately Foxglove to a diminutive ground covering daisy. The park also is the site of the moved Twinn Inns Gazebo.

Brief History of theTwin Inns Gazebo

Twin Inns Gazebo Poster

Carlsbad, known as the Avocado Capital in the 1920s and the Flower Capital in the 1940s, has a diverse and enduring agricultural past. The Commercial Growers plantings represent a small number of the commercially viable crops that Carlsbad produced. Additionally, two highlights for any visitor are the Southern California native plants and the Victorian herb garden.

For driving directions, please use the following link.

Map of 258 Beech Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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