Seal Beach Historical Society/Red Car Museum

Seal Beach Historical Society/Red Car Museum A 501c(3) nonprofit organization/museum containing the history of Seal Beach & Pacific Electric Railway. We are open the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 12-3pm.

The Seal Beach Historical Society/Red Car Museum is a private membership and is a 501(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1971. We are not owned, operated, or funded by the City of Seal Beach. Our funding is provided by membership dues and donations. The Red Car Museum is a former tower car built in 1925. It features the Pacific Electric and the history of Seal Beach as well as illustrates other periods of development in this city by the sea. Located in Seal Beach, CA; access is by Pacific Coast Highway and Main St. This is the only red car that is left in the Orange County.

03/24/2020

Effective immediately: We have decided to close the museum until further notice due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, our small enclosed space makes it difficult for visitors to stay 6 feet away from each other. We hope to re-open soon. Stay safe everyone!

Please share this post to your friends and fellow neighbors. Thank you.

03/13/2020

We’ll be open tomorrow from 12-3pm!

02/07/2020

Spreading the love this weekend...the museum will be open from 12-3 p.m. tomorrow (2/8)!😊

01/01/2020

Have a happy & safe New Year!

12/14/2019

We are so excited that the museum will be open tomorrow from 12-3pm!

12/07/2019

Seal Beach’s 41st Christmas parade!
⛄️🎄🌧🎅🤶

10/26/2019

The museum will not be open today. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We’ll be open Saturdays, November 9 and December 14.

09/28/2019

It’s the 4th Saturday of the month. You know what that means? We’re open today from 12 - 3pm!

09/10/2019

Want to make a cash donation to help us restore the Red Car? The museum will be open this Saturday from 12-3pm.

08/10/2019

The RED CAR Museum is open today from 12 - 3pm!

08/04/2019

The museum will be open again on Saturday, August 10 from 12-3pm!

07/04/2019

We wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!🇺🇸
Be safe.

06/08/2019

The museum is closed this month due to maintenance! We are sorry for the inconvenience. Check back soon for the summer schedule.

05/10/2019

Rain or shine...the Red Car Museum will be open tomorrow from 12-3 p.m.

04/13/2019

The Red Car Museum will be open today! Visiting hours are from 12 - 3 p.m.

03/22/2019

We will be open next Saturday, March 30 from 12 - 3pm instead of tomorrow!

03/08/2019

Come tour the museum on Saturday! We’ll be open from 12 - 3 p.m.

02/23/2019

We are sorry to inform you that the Museum will be CLOSED today. We apologize for any convenience this may cause to all visitors. Come visit us on Saturday, March 9 from 12 - 3 p.m.!

02/09/2019

The Red Car Museum will be open today!

01/23/2019

We are open this Saturday, January 26th from 12 - 3 p.m.

01/07/2019

Happy New Year! We will be open this Saturday, January 12 from 12 - 3 p.m.

12/08/2018

It’s the last day we will be open this year (2018). We are open today from 12 - 3 p.m.! It’s free to tour the museum but donations are always welcome.

11/10/2018

We are open today from 12 - 3 p.m.!

11/03/2018

Great outreach event for us to get our small unique museum known to more people in Orange County! It’s only $15 to get in the Bowers Museum if you mention the OC archives Bazaar event. Parking is $6.

10/13/2018

The Red Car Museum closed early today due to rain.☔️
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. We will be open again on October 27th from 12-3 p.m.

09/22/2018

Guess what?! The Red Car Museum is open today from 12-3 p.m. Come take a tour through history with us today! It’s free, but please consider contributing to our donation jar because the museum is in need of some TLC.

Yikes!😬 It’s looks like someone didn’t read our sign carefully.Please respect our #1 rule when walking by the museum and...
09/15/2018

Yikes!😬 It’s looks like someone didn’t read our sign carefully.

Please respect our #1 rule when walking by the museum and you won’t end up like this person.
*Warning: no one got hurt when this photo was taken.

09/07/2018

The Red Car Museum is open on Saturday from 12 - 3 p.m. Come visit us! 😃

08/26/2018

Come celebrate our 47th anniversary of the Red Car Museum and the end of summer with us today until 3 p.m.

08/11/2018

The Red Car Museum will NOT be open tomorrow August 11th, but come visit us on Sunday, August 26th during our extended hours, 10-3 p.m.! We are sorry for the inconvenience.

07/28/2018

The Red Car Museum is open today from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. Stop by and say hello!

07/27/2018

Rain or Shine, the Red Car Museum will be open tomorrow from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.!

Happy Saturday! The Red Car Museum is open from 12pm until 3pm today. We'll be showing off some of our newly digitized p...
07/14/2018

Happy Saturday! The Red Car Museum is open from 12pm until 3pm today. We'll be showing off some of our newly digitized photos of Pacific Electric Railway's Newport line. Drop in and check it out!

07/07/2018

Escape the heat and go to the beach! Remember some sunscreen. Stay cool and hydrated.

07/03/2018

Write a review on Yelp (or posting it on this page) about your experience touring the Red Car Museum this summer and be entered to win a free t-shirt with our logo on it!
All ages can participate (kids, ask your parents first). Accepting entries through September 30.

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Address

Main St & Electric Ave
Seal Beach, CA
90740

General information

Contact us by email or phone or by mail at P.O. Box 152 Seal Beach, CA, 90740. Come help us to preserve history and volunteer with us Group tours Membership/General Meeting Special Events in the Seal Beach Cash and Check Only

Opening Hours

Saturday 12:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(562) 453-9762

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The Seal Beach Historical Society/Red Car Museum is a 501(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1971. We are not owned, operated, or funded by the City of Seal Beach. Our funding is provided by membership dues and donations. We are famous for running the Red Car Museum. It is a former tower car built in 1925. It features the history of the Pacific Electric and the history of Seal Beach as well as other artifacts. Located right by the Mary Wilson Library in Seal Beach, CA; access is by Pacific Coast Highway and Main St. This is the only Pacific Electric Railway “Red Car” left in the Orange County area.

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