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The Museum of American Heritage

351 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2727
+1 650-321-1004
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A hidden GEM

This small, usually free, museum changes out its collect 3 times a year. It is in an historic... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2016
Palo Alto, California
See the inventions that changed American history

We take so many things for granted, especially those born after say 1980. So many inventions were... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2016
Bremerton, Washington
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351 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2727
+1 650-321-1004
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

This small, usually free, museum changes out its collect 3 times a year. It is in an historic house and has a garden that features a WWII victory garden. At Christmas every year there is a large, operating LEGO display ....normally for a nominal charge....More

1  Thank Navigator2120
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We take so many things for granted, especially those born after say 1980. So many inventions were made in the 100 year period before that that changed the face of American life. Of course, the changes due to automation, computers and cell phones have changed...More

1  Thank dorobo123
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Shows lots or local history with some lesser known info about the roots of what would become Silicon Valley. Lots of old artifacts from bygone days, including a well stocked kitchen of yesteryear. Well informed docents will enthusiastically answer most any question you might have.

Thank janisw
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is a fascinating little museum; I visited with my over-energetic preschooler so I wasn't able to fully enjoy the exhibits at the time but I would definitely love to return. It's definitely more for adults but they thoughtfully added a small children's play room...More

Thank Provo8
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Small house museum but if you're interested in early medical equipment or house objects from the early 20th century, it's a free attraction worth an hour and walkable from central Palo Alto.

Thank NewYorkWendy
Reviewed 9 August 2015

This should be listed as the #1 attraction in Palo Alto -- I live here, and go to this museum whenever they have a new exhibit. It's in a real old Palo Alto doctor's house, with lovely gardens, and a park across the street. The...More

2  Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Good little museum. I love it when they have the legos. This is a fun mueseum and I like some of the exhibitions about clocks and stuff. Then they have a house with stuff from 1940s-1960s which is intresting.

Thank The M
Reviewed 30 September 2014

This is an ongoing effort to instill in local residents and out-of- towers alike a friendly relationship; with American history, Exhibits range from histories of the telephone, radio, TV, model trains, Legos, and more. New exhibits are p;resented regularly and are attend by young and...More

Thank Ironmansteele
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Quaint with lovely relics from yesterday's Palo Alto residents. Across the street from Heritage Park & playground and very near downtown, which makes it the perfect family stop on a Palo Alto tour day.

2  Thank Katie B
Reviewed 28 February 2016
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