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History Park

Open Now: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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A Little History and Ride a Trolley

Unfortunately, we arrived only fifteen minutes before closing, but it was enough to see that I want... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Kenneth L
Los Angeles, California
a great place to check out San Jose history

This place provides a look back at the history of San Jose before it became known as the tech giant... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
San Jose, California
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Restored historical landmarks, replicas and original old homes form a quaint village overlooking Silicon Valley.
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1650 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2599
+1 408-287-2290
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

Unfortunately, we arrived only fifteen minutes before closing, but it was enough to see that I want to return (but we live 300 miles south so it may be a while). First, the parking lot is small but free, as for the history park, it...More

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This place provides a look back at the history of San Jose before it became known as the tech giant it is today. On the small size but packed with great examples of local history.

Thank daniaschaffer2018
Reviewed 25 August 2018

City reps at the visitor's center in Kelley Park didn't even bother to tell us it was closed when we said we were going to see it! And they could not tell us about other nearby parks, either.

Thank jabberspot
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We were there on a Friday. There was no one, other than people renovating the buildings. We could not enter the houses. Was quite disapointing...

Thank Lola W
Reviewed 2 June 2018 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
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
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
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
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
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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9 April 2018|
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.