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Ventura City Hall

Open Now: 07:30 - 17:30
Open today: 07:30 - 17:30
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"Lovers of History and Architecture"

This structure was built originally as the County Court House in 1912. It is majestically placed... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2019
Santa Cruz, California
Historical building

Originally built as County Bldg during the depression (1930's) for Ventura County It is now the... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2018
Richard D
Ventura, California
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501 Poli St, Ventura, CA 93001-2697
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Reviewed 14 January 2019

This structure was built originally as the County Court House in 1912. It is majestically placed on a hill overlooking the city and is stunning. The entrance makes a statement and has an elegant stairway of stone and marble. As you turn to the left...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 November 2018

Originally built as County Bldg during the depression (1930's) for Ventura County It is now the San Buenaventura city hall. The building is only two rooms and a hallway deep! Stairway in lobby/entrance is great for portraits or wedding pictures. A statue of Father Junipero...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Photo op for sure.. The stairs, pathway and building is art in it's best. City hall is where everything happens, marriage licenses,birth certificates, hearings, etc.. but it is also a piece of Ventura history.. go take a closer look and discover this amazing building..

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Linda M
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This elegant old city hall was once the county courthouse. The interesting faces on the front of the building change expressions as the sun strikes them from different angles over the course of the day, so visit more than once. The inventor of the faces...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

This Beautiful building was only a short walk from our hotel which gave you a good view down to the beach. Nice to see that it is well maintained so people can enjoy both it & the views.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Really enjoy visiting this building. Always clean and filled with history. The staff in the various offices are helpful.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Ok, so I haven't actually walked around on the actual site, it's at the top of a big hill. But from what I've seen it has a presence.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We are proud of our city hall in Ventura. It's a beautiful, restored historic building with interesting features. The faces installed on the front of the building bring almost a whimsical feeling. There is a municipal art collection of 100 pieces on the first and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Diana5101
Reviewed 10 May 2018

This lovely period building was formerly Ventura County Court House. It is open daily for browsing and the council chambers are beautiful. Around the top of the outside are concrete faces of monks, all with different expressions. It is worth a visit when exploring downtown.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

San Buenaventura City Hall started out as the Ventura County Courthouse and was built in 1912. It is a State of California Historical Landmark, listed on the National Register for Historic Places. The building sports a copper sheathed dome and an elegant Italian marble foyer....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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9 November 2015|
Response from Marie G | Reviewed this property |
No. It is only open during normal weekday business hours, as it is the official City Hall.