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Customized Tours

The Agricultural History Project, located on Highway 152 at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds near Watsonville, California, is preserving the history of agriculture of the Central Coast of California.

There is a discovery waiting for everyone in the thousands of farming artifacts at the Agriculture History Project’s 20,640 square foot exhibit spaces that displays the history of crops, people, food processing, and farm equipment. Additionally, a research library, meeting room and beautiful lawn is available for tour guests. Schedule Your Customized Tour Today!

Tour operators can schedule a facility tour with a knowledgeable docent, a fun hayride, and an on-site lunch. The exhibits are in four buildings connected with concrete pavement that easily accommodates any accessibility needs. Plan about 1 ½ hours for your visit.

You can request a hay ride, wooden cows that help your tour members learn to “milk” and a ride on a John Deere tractor so they can learn to drive a tractor.


To make reservations to visit the Agricultural History Project, please call 831.724.5898 or email two weeks in advance of your visit. If you are delayed or you cancel your tour, please call or email us as soon as possible.


Your visit is $5 per person. Please prepay one week in advance of your visit.

Order Your Lunch for Your Visit

You can pre-order your box lunch or buffet (for groups 25 or more) by calling us at 831.724.5893 or emailing us at Please place your order two weeks in advance.

You can Enjoy

  • Free Bus and Motor Coach Parking
  • Museum Store On-Site
  • Bus Driver and Escort Admitted Free
  • Nearby Lodging and Dining
  • Restrooms in the Codiga Center and Museum

Other Tourist Destinations-

We are near many other tourist destinations in Santa Cruz County:

  • Tour the Rodgers House, an 1860’s Victorian house that was restored to its original condition and is next door on the Fairgrounds.
  • Gizdich Ranch, a pick yourself berries and apples farm, antique shop and bakery.
  • Sierra Azul Nursery, a nursery with two acres of beautiful gardens, is across the street.
  • Annieglass, an award-winning, handcrafted glassware studio. Every one-of-a-kind piece is proudly engraved with the studio’s signature.
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is to the north in Felton, where more than 600,000 visitors come annually to walk through the majestic, 1,500 year old redwood trees.
  • Roaring Camp Railroads is next door to Henry Cowell, where your tour guests can experience a steam locomotive train ride in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Agricultural History Project
Center & Museum

2601 East Lake Avenue
Watsonville, California 95076

Open EVERY 2nd Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Second Saturday on the Farm

Tuesday - Saturday by Appointment Only
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call (831) 724-5898 or (831) 566-2817

Group tours may be arranged in advance by appointment.

Facilities are handicapped accessible.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and major holidays.