Take a step back in time and experience the rich history of the Temecula Valley from its discovery to today. A visit to the Temecula Valley Museum promises a fun and informational day for the entire family. Picnic facilities and a children’s playground just outside the museum’s front door in a picturesque park completes a pleasurable day.
The Temecula Valley Museum has something to offer everyone, whether you are a history buff, a researcher, or a curious child. Enjoy the museum on your own or as part of a docent-guided tour.
Exhibits represent life in the Temecula Valley through time and different cultures that influenced the development of the area. Displays contain handcrafted artifacts, cultural items, ranching and farming equipment, documents, photographs, and more, Exhibits depict key stories, including the Luiseno Indians, Mission San Luis Rey period, establishment of the ranchos, and transportation influences including the stagecoach and railroads.
The Temecula Valley Museum also offers a playful interactive discovery area for children. Hands-on learning experiences take place in a street scene setting with a General Store, a Dress Shop, a Photographer’s Studio, a Ride-a-Pony station and much more.