The Museum is located in downtown Santa Cruz at
705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Website: http://www.santacruzmah.org/
Phone: (831) 429-1964


From the North (San Jose Area):
Take the Ocean Street exit from Highway 17
Turn right on Water St.
Turn left on River St.
The River/Front Street parking garage is to the left.
The MAH is on the right side of Front St., one block further.

From the North Coast (Half Moon Bay):
Continue straight from Highway 1
Turn right on Laurel St.
Turn left on Front St.
There will be a parking structure on the corner of Soquel and Front.
The Museum is just up ahead.

From the South (Monterey area):
Take Highway 1 north, staying in the left hand lane as you approach the Highway 17 turn off.
Stay on Highway 1 as it loops around like a fishhook.
Continue on Highway 1 north.
Turn left on River Street.
There will be the River/ Front St. parking garage on your left behind Wells Fargo.
The Museum is on the right side of Front St., one block further.


There are two parking garages located near the Museum.

Soquel/Front Garage
The Soquel/Front Parking Garage is located at the corner of Soquel Avenue and Front Street. The lot is paid hourly parking, seven days a week, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Keep your ticket with you, and pay at one of the Pay-on-Foot stations (located on the ground floor stair towers) or the cashier’s office before returning to your vehicle.

River/Front Garage
The River/Front Garage is located between River and Front Streets next to the Galleria Office Complex. The ground floor of this parking garage is free and is open 24-hours a day. The ground floor level has a 3-hour time limit, Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The garage has no time limits on Sundays. Permits are required for the second and third level and are limited to people who work or live downtown.

There is disability parking available in both parking garages.


The Museum of Art & History is fully accessible to all visitors. Museum galleries and entrances are wheelchair accessible. Restrooms are located on each floor and are equipped with handicap stalls.