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Huntington Beach Museums in Surf City

There are 3 museums in Huntington Beach currently:

Newland House & Museum
19820 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach CA 92648 (714) 962-5777

The restored home of Huntington Beach pioneers, Mr. & Mrs. W.T. Newland is an 1898 Victorian farmhouse standing on high ground overlooking what was once known as the Santa Ana Gap, a marshy lowland between Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa. William and Mary Newland built the house and lived in it for over fifty years.

Midwesterners like the Newlands, who were from Illinois, were attracted to California during the "Boom of the Eighties," when Los Angeles experienced phenomenal growth. Increased opportunities for farming as huge ranchos were subdivided, reduced railroad fares because of a rivalry between Southern Pacific and Santa Fe Railroads and an intensive publicity campaign by Real Estate developers were contributing factors to the migrations.

The Newlands purchased the mesa now known as Newland Center around 1897. Located at Beach Boulevard and Adams Avenue in Huntington Beach, the house pictured above was their home. The hill top location offers a stunning view of Huntington Beach.

Hours: Saturday & Sunday Noon - 4 PM, except holidays. Rain cancels. Small donation requested $2

Huntington Beach Art Center
538 Main Street 714-374-1650 Call for hours, free admission

Huntington Beach Art Center is a public/private partnership between the City of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Art Center Foundation, a private non-profit foundation. It is located in the heart of downtown Huntington Beach. The 11,000 square foot HB Art Center has three galleries, a multipurpose room, commercial kitchen, studio and store.

Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum
411 Olive Avenue Huntington Beach, California 92648 Phone: 714-960-3483

Gift shop with surf music CDs, shirts, posters, key chains and more
Shrine to the Father of Surfing, Duke Kahanamoku
Classic record from Jan & Dean
Dozens of trophies
Collectable movie posters and record album covers
Electric surfboard along with dozens of antique and unique boards

For current hours and admission, visit


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