Discover the fascinating agricultural history of Santa Cruz County, Pajaro Valley and Watsonville
School groups and families from Santa Cruz County and all over the US spend hours exploring our educational exhibits, historical archives, and the agriculture research in the Codiga Center & Museum. When you visit, be sure to stop by our charming gift shop “Country Corner!”
We are located at the entrance to Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California. As you discover the rich agricultural history of Santa Cruz, Monterey and Pajaro Valley, you will learn about the crops, people, artifacts and farming practices that have made the Central Coast of California what it is today. Over 80 crops are grown in this area as a result of unique combination of soils and climates. From potatoes and wheat to lettuce and strawberries, the Central Coast has supplied the world’s tables for over 150 years!
A visit to AHP is a wonderful family activity; there is something for everyone. Your children will be engaged as they explore the tools, plows, tractors, implements, antique train, milk bottles and fruit jars of yesterday’s farming life.
Admission is free, but visitors are asked to help support the work of the Agriculture History Project (AHP) with a donation of $2 per person.
We welcome school tours and researchers to our agricultural archives, and we always looking for great volunteers with a love of history!