Celebrating the culture and history of Kern County
Welcome to the Kern County Museum located in Bakersfield, California. Featuring Pioneer Village, Lori Brock Children's Discovery Center, Black Gold: The Oil Exhibit, and more!
About The Museum
Visit the childhood home of country music legend Merle Haggard, originally converted from a railroad boxcar.
Enrollment is now open for this year's summer camp offerings. Campers will participate in museum arts, history, and science activities.
Take your students to the place where history lives! Sign ups for 2017-18 Kern County Museum field trips are now open.
Schedule an appointment to view our new research center and museum archives.