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.

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 mus...
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.

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.

*not affiliated with Facebook or Yelp*

06/23/2018

The Red Car Museum is open today! Come on by and look at old pictures of Seal Beach and the Pacific Electric Railway. We even have a new display up on the black board.

06/22/2018

We will be open tomorrow from 12-3 p.m.

06/15/2018

Any local high school students looking for community service hours this summer? Available Saturdays preferred. Contact us!

06/09/2018

We will be open from 12-3 p.m. today! Admission is free, donations welcome.

05/26/2018

We will be open today from 12-3 p.m. Admission free but donations are welcome! All donations will go towards repairing the Red Car Museum.

In honor of National Museum day, we’d like to give a shout out to the Orange empire railway museum in Perris, CA! It's...
05/18/2018
Orange Empire Railway Museum, Southern CA, railroads, train rides, locomotives

In honor of National Museum day, we’d like to give a shout out to the Orange empire railway museum in Perris, CA! It's a great museum for anyone who love trains or for anyone who is interested in riding them. Check out their page or website at www.oerm.org for their hours and events.

Explore the West’s largest collection of railway locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars, buildings and other artifacts dating from the 1870’s. Ride streetcars, interurban electric cars, and trains on the Museum railway.

04/28/2018

The RED CAR MUSEUM is open today from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Free admission, donations welcome. All purchases & donations today will go towards repairing the Museum.

04/14/2018

We are open today until 3 p.m.

We are open today all decorated in our Easter best!
03/24/2018

We are open today all decorated in our Easter best!

03/10/2018

Sorry, we are not open today on this wet and rainy day!

02/24/2018

We will NOT be open today! We are sorry apologize for any inconvenience. Stop by next month.

The Red Car Museum is open today from 12-3 p.m. How can you tell when we are open, you ask? Our banners and American fla...
02/10/2018

The Red Car Museum is open today from 12-3 p.m. How can you tell when we are open, you ask? Our banners and American flag are displayed!

Hey parents, we are a kid-friendly place. We have coloring sheets of the museum and a cool train set that children can p...
01/21/2018
Seal Beach Historical Society/Red Car Museum

Hey parents, we are a kid-friendly place. We have coloring sheets of the museum and a cool train set that children can play with while you tour the museum. Check out our page on Winnie for information!

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.

12/23/2017

Sorry, we are not open today. See you next year in 2018! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

12/15/2017

We are looking for docents for 2018! If you are interesting in volunteering with us, please email us at [email protected] for more information on how to get involved. Thank you!

12/09/2017

We will be open today from 12 p.m until 3 p.m. Admission is free. Donations are always welcome.

11/11/2017

We will be open from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.

11/10/2017

We are looking for docents! If you are interesting in volunteering with us, please email us at [email protected] for more information in getting involved. Thank you!

10/14/2017

We are open today until 3 p.m! Admission is free. Donation always welcome. All proceeds go to maintaining the Seal Beach Historical Society/Red Car Museum.

10/06/2017

We are looking for docents! If you are interesting in volunteering with us, please email us at [email protected] to get more information. Thank you!

09/23/2017

We will be open today from 12pm-3pm! Admission is free. Donations are always welcome.

09/09/2017

We will be open today from 12pm-3pm. Check out our new display on old ads. See how prices have changed over the years. Admission is free. Donations always welcome.

09/08/2017

We are looking for docents! If you are interesting in volunteering with us, please email us at [email protected] for more information in getting involved. Thank you!

Congratulations to this year's Historical Man and Woman of the Year!
08/27/2017

Congratulations to this year's Historical Man and Woman of the Year!

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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