Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum


Just steps from the Beach, the Museum holds countless treasures from the City's past.

The Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum is located at 220 N Market Street in Port Hueneme. Built in 1925, the building was originally the Bank of Hueneme, then it was the city's first City Hall. Today, the Museum - listed as Ventura County Landmark No. 32 - houses historical artifacts, photographs and information on the history of the Hueneme area. Famed architect Myron Hunt designed the building, who was also responsible for designing the Bard Mansion, the Huntington Library in San Marino, and the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Displays are maintained by the City's Administration and Community Services Department and the Historical Museum Commission.

2019 Museum Sponsored Events


  • Jan. 19, Apr. 20, Jul 20, Oct. 19 Lighthouse Tours 10-1 (sign up for van)
  • Museum Sundays with Johnny Adamson Jr. 12-3 PM The Docent with all the answers.  Ask him anything about PH history during most of the 20th Century.
  • Sunday February 10 Gourd Painting Class noon (must register by emailing kelley@callutheran.edu)
  • Second and fourth Thursdays at 10:30AM Origami Workshop
  • Third Friday History of the Port Tour 10:00AM (must register/watch film)
  • Fourth Sunday Scrapbooking @noon

2020 Distinguished Speaker Series

The Museum is hosting a "Distinguished Speaker Series" featuring special guest speakers sharing experiences or historical information about people and places in Ventura County. This is a wonderful opportunity if you are interested in local history. 

All ages welcome and FREE of charge. These events normally are held on Saturdays at the Museum, at 11 AM but see the schedule below for exact dates and times.

  1. January 4 Ethel Todd “Art History PartII”
  2. January 11 Paul Rood “East Ventura County Pioneers”
  3. January 18 Margo Porras “Growing Up inLa Colonia: Boomer memories from Oxnard’s Barrio”
  4. January 25 Dr. Colleen Delaney “From Rancho Guadalasca to Camarillo State Hospital to CSUCI
  5. February 1 Jim Kosinksi “Three Events that Shaped Maritime History”
  6. February 8 Dr. Clair Steele “PlasticPollution in our Oceans"
  7. Feb 15 Charles Watson “Alzheimer’sPatients”


Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum

220 Market St, Port Hueneme 93041 805-488-0585

Hours:  Tu, W, Th, Fri, Sat 9:00 AM-3:00PM Sun12:00-3:00PM    

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