CHP Museum

CHP Museum

We are dedicated to preserving the past and protecting the future.

Our museum honors the men and women who make up the CHP. Their personal memorabilia are the most valued treasures in our collection. We have ongoing projects to restore and preserve cars and motorcycles from CHP history, as well as projects to document the lives of the CHP pioneers and to catalog the artifacts found in the museum’s collections.

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The museum is open to the public, by appointment, Monday through Friday.  Because we are located on the grounds of an active training facility, an escort is required at all times for visitor safety.  We may also have limited hours. depending on the Academy’s schedule.  



The CHP Museum is open to the general public by prior appointment. While the museum doors are always open, it is housed at the CHP Academy, where access is restricted due to ongoing training of CHP Officers and cadets. To make an appointment, e-mail Arrangements can be made for Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00.

Our long-range goals include the construction of a separate building to house an expanded CHP Museum where our artifacts and vehicles can be properly displayed and maintained. It is our desire to do this without using state funds so that the CHP Museum can truly be a museum built by the people of California and the world.

We will attempt to answer any questions sent to, however our capacity is limited.

By contacting the Museum’s Director at Exhibit sponsorships range in price from $25,000. to $100,000. depending on which exhibit it is. The sponsor’s name is prominently displayed on the exhibit for up to five years, depending on the exhibit.

Visit our donate page for more info. Find out how to donate via Paypal or object donations are also accepted.

No, the CHP Museum receives no state funds; we rely exclusively on donations and sponsorships to fund any new exhibits or ongoing costs.

If you have a particular skill set that you think might benefit the Museum and you have sufficient time available to volunteer, send a note of interest to the Museum Director at