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History Park

1650 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2599
+1 408-287-2290
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Wasted potential

This is an outdoor history attraction consisting of relocated historic homes & buildings... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
karen19752016
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Place to stretch your legs

The week end we stopped had a car show that was actually a distraction from the park. We stopped... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Kimhick
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Restored historical landmarks, replicas and original old homes form a quaint village overlooking Silicon Valley.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“trolley car” (4 reviews)
“light tower” (3 reviews)
“car show” (3 reviews)
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1650 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2599
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+1 408-287-2290
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an outdoor history attraction consisting of relocated historic homes & buildings. Admission is free & you basically get what you pay for here. There were only 2 houses open for touring when we visited, all the others were locked. Would have been nice...More

Thank karen19752016
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The week end we stopped had a car show that was actually a distraction from the park. We stopped to look at the Portuguese museum & found all kinds of other moved in historical buildings. Fun discovery

Thank Kimhick
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

If you want to experience what it was like to live in San Jose 100 years ago you need to go to the History Park. The City of San Jose created this wonderful location over many years. They actually moved many old building from their...More

Thank 408Steve
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We got there late on a rainy day and so didn't get to experience the whole park, but the parts we did were fabulous. We saw an exhibit about trolleys and one about printing. In both exhibits the volunteer docents provided excellent context and hands...More

Thank Pamela A
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This park is really smartly realized. Many period houses and building are restored and open. There is also a period train to take around the park. This is a fun and accessible way to explore history.

Thank anmerowsill
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely park. Directions brought us to a pay to park lot where we didn't have access and had to drive around. It was a week day and we got a parking spot right near the entrance. Very quiet as most of the buildings we're closed...More

Thank belindam
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Used to come here just for the gift shop, but heard about a photo exhibit of field workers, so took sister and auntie. The exhibit was great, and my 80+ auntie loved all the old buildings and riding in the trolley car. I was disappointed...More

Thank rmromandia
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We were over at the Japanese Friendship Garden and knew there were a couple museums over here so decided to check it out. Wow! This place is so cute, has a lot of history, and the volunteers are great - very passionate, sweet and informative....More

Thank marriedwithmaps
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Many building restored and available to tour, plus a replica of the light tower that once spanned a main street in downtown. Great place to picnic, ride the old trolley, travel back in time.

Thank Trixie J
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We discovered it because we saw a promotion for the Italian/American Heritage Festival, or we would have surely missed this venue. Nicely presented. Depicts all the diverse cultural values of the area. We went mostly for the festival.

Thank Marlin M
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Linda A
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Response from rmromandia | Reviewed this property |
Geez, it is on their website. But I do know it is open 7 days a week and is usually free, but if there is an event there is a charge.
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