Chumash Indian Museum

If you are looking to spend a day on a nice hike in the Thousand Oaks, CA area, partnered with history, the Chumash Museum is your place. Chumash Native Americans lived along the coast of California beginning at about Malibu on the south end.

The museum is open to the public on weekends, with weekdays reserved for school children. You can still walk around outside on weekdays, just not inside the museum. Around the building, you will find different types of plants used by Chumash. The museum has a print out, but each plant is actually labeled as well. Inside the building are exhibits that are either models or actual artifacts, like tools. One area shows informative videos, that are also available on the website.

Up a short way from the museum building is a village where there are recreations of the ‘ap, in which Chumash people lived. There are places to sit near them, if you just want to rest your feet while you look at the village. The ‘ap are open, so you can walk inside them.

Also on this site are a few remnants from The Lang Ranch. The Lang siblings had a petroleum delivery service in the 1920s. The area is where they had their country home.

There are trails around this area. One is a 2.7 mile walk. Very easy!

3290 Lang Ranch Pkwy, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Parking available.

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