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San Mateo County History Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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SM Co History Museum - must see

Great place for families, couples and anyone who enjoys local history! Super place for school... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Heidi S
Redwood City, California
Hawaii Travellers visit the San Mateo County History Museum

Wifee and I took in this museum during a recent trip and stay on the peninsula. I found this by... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
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2200 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063-1639
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Great place for families, couples and anyone who enjoys local history! Super place for school field trips as well! I take my students every year.

Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Wifee and I took in this museum during a recent trip and stay on the peninsula. I found this by chance on Google Earth, checked it out and thought it might be an interesting way to kill a couple of hours. Initially, I planned to...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The Museum is nicely furnished and supplied with all kinds of historical artifacts. It definitely is worth visiting.

Thank Ilona F
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Very nice venue with vintage costumes and artifacts about San Mateo County. Great sections on World War I and II with cartoons and sketches by the troops. The dome stained glass is amazing.

Thank paneb
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely little museum. Easy to go through beautiful glass and marble from the early 1900s. I grew up in Redwood City it is wonderful to still have our courthouse square and have so many community events held there.

Thank betsyaroo
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Very informative history of the area, quite insightful. Impressed w/ the model ship builder, intrigued w/ the various miniatures displayed. Being of Asian heritage, we learned alot in the immigrant section though sad to read of Japanese detainment. We enjoyed the exhibit of the entrepreneurs,...More

1  Thank Jack M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were very impressed with the atmosphere. The ceiling is very beautifully done. Good use of your time is you are near the Courthouse Museum in Redwood City

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We visited our San Mateo County museum in the Original Courthouse building! Surprised as we found you enter at the side, then walk into the center of the first floor where we noticed the HIGH ceiling : beautifully restored to its original beauty. Our visit...More

Thank elijahCA
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Built in 1910 to house the County Courts, the building is now the San Mateo County History Museum. It's just a short walk from the train station. It has a beautiful stained-glass dome, which I think is the premier feature of the museum. A very...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This museum tells you about the Redwood City Bay Area back when the Ohlone Indians were here. Tells the history of what and how they lived. Then the progression into the Spanards coming to the area. If you come in as a school field trip,...More

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