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Coachella Valley History Museum

The Coachella Valley History Museum is committed to preserving, sharing and interpreting the history of the Coachella Valley. CVHM was established in 1965 as the Coachella Valley Historical Society, Inc, to ensure that the local history had a place to house and tell stories. In 1984, the 1926 Smiley-Tyler adobe home became the cornerstone of the current six-acre campus and holds the current exhibit “Women Behaving Badly for Good” depicting strong women that help shape the valley. The beautiful campus is home to many unique and inspiring exhibits and gardens including a fully refurbished 1909 two-room schoolhouse, the California Date History Museum, a variety of gardens including the Japanese Memorial Garden, the Dr. Carreon Desert Garden, the Memorial Date Grove Garden and newly remodeled Rose Garden. One of the iconic pieces of history is a 1926 Water Tower, which is now part of a projection art program funded by the Public Arts and Historic Preservation Committee within the City of Indio. CVHM strives to preserve and share the history as new and exciting technology is embraced. The splendid grounds provide an exclusive opportunity to explore your creativity. Imagine the historic, beautiful and nostalgic campus as memorable and dramatic backdrops for your special day. Venue rentals available from small intimate events to magnificent 1,500 guest events. It’s all within your reach.

Health and Safety Summary
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Guest Hours
  • Guest Hours: Thu-Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; School tours are offered Mon-Wed with reservations.
Amenities & Guest Services
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Time to Experience Activity
  • 1 - 2 Hours:
Tour Information
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  • Tour Duration: varies
  • Tour Schedule: varies
82616 Miles Avenue
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