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San Mateo County History Museum

2200 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063-1639
+1 650-299-0104
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San Mateo County Museum

This museum tells you about the Redwood City Bay Area back when the Ohlone Indians were here. Tells... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Redwood City, California
Attractive fun museum for families

This lovely museum is easy for children and their parents to enjoy. Supported by the wonderful... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Redwood City, California
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1 week ago
“San Mateo County Museum”
18 Apr 2017
“Attractive fun museum for families”
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2200 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063-1639
+1 650-299-0104
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank dunbear2017
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This lovely museum is easy for children and their parents to enjoy. Supported by the wonderful bookstore in its basement, most people don't even know that it is there, in the center of Redwood City. Parking is nearby. The museum is usually quiet. Recommended for...More

Thank ruthiewilkins1
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you love history, then this is worth a visit ! The San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood city is not a very large one, but yet has quite a few nice exhibits which make it worth the time spent there. Even with a...More

1  Thank Shashialabur
Reviewed 21 December 2016

It's always nice to see local history, and the San Mateo County History museum is a nice place to spend an hour or two learning about the area. Situated in the old courthouse building in downtown Redwood City, the entrance is up the grand staircase...More

1  Thank Derek C
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Loved the old courthouse museum. It's a great source of history of our county and city. It took me down memory lane and makes me sad to see so much development and change in the city. It has a great docent and field trip guides...More

Thank 5150rocks
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Extremely nice history of Bay Area. The story of people who settled this area and American/California dream. A lot of people haven't heard about it, but it's one of this underrated gem that is worth seeing. Been there two times.

Thank JacekM123
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

It is so exciting to have a history museum downtown. It is a great place to take the kids. When you are there, you should visit the rotunda. It's incredible that it survived the 1907 earthquake. We bought a book on the history of Redwood...More

Thank mima94062
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This museum is probably most interesting to San Mateo County residents (or someone interested in the local history). It has a good amount of information presented in a way that makes it interesting. The old courtroom and domed ceiling are very worth seeing.

Thank Jane_EH_CA
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Good place to spend a day for family with children. Learning about the history of San Mateo County. You can get free pass via Peninsula Library system. It's located in the heart of Redwood City downtown. Lots of venues for food and shopping.

Thank Novena K
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Nice quiet leisurely visit to a place I had never visited in almost 30 years of living in SM county. Nicely laid out, informative, good to find a free visit day for visiting.

Thank kilotigre
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5 December 2016|
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First Friday of every month