About Us


The Carlsbad Historical Society offers something for everyone by hosting lectures, social events, trips, 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. Each spring Carlsbad Historical Society Docents greet third graders at our museum and provide information about Carlsbad that helps teach students about life in the past.

Guides lead a tour for interested visitors through our historic park gardens, giving insight and information about Carlsbad's agricultural past.

December welcomes our Victorian Christmas Celebration. Utilizing local native plant material, volunteers decorate the Shipley-Magee House in a manner similar to the method of early Carlsbad residents.

The Carlsbad Historical Society sponsors a variety of guest lectures and member tours of historic sites throughout the year. All events are open to the public. Please call our office at (760) 434-9189 for a listing of upcoming events.

Location of Museum/Office
258 Beech Street,
Carlsbad, Downtown; 1 block off HW 101

Days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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@yahoo.com or to webmaster@carlsbadhistoricalsociety.com