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History Museum of San Jose, San Jose

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History San José operates three locations: History Park — a historical and cultural campus featuring 19 partner organizations who each tell their own history in their own words; the Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site — one of the oldest and most significant locales in San José; and the Collection Center — the Valley’s collective memory.
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  • It was a small, lovely museums. There are plenty of whole families with children a single column, but some raucous Daniel. Expect something special rather than a small wonder inside and outside of the Museum is the place to find it.
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  • Conveniently co-located with other family-friendly activities, a great glimpse back into the area history. And the trolley ride is great!  more »
  • This is a place of immense interest of old San Jose items. Lots of historical items are there. Plus the docents are very informative.  more »
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  • Great place for outdoor events! Loved both the bacon and taco festivals by Moveable Feast!! Great Music, Awesome Food, and Good People!!
  • This place is full of interesting historic stuffs. You can also enjoy laid-back time here. You can have free historic trolley ride here in scheduled weekend. Sometimes, they drive the trolley along the Senter road to Happy Hollow Park and Zoo and back. Don't forget to donate and support them because they are volunteers and need budgets to maintain trolleys and pay electricity bill to give everyone free rides.
  • Amazing event venue. By itself it is a wealth of information about San Jose in times past. From the hotel to the candy/ice cream parlor, the fire house to the trolley. Great place. I learn something new every time I go.
  • I brought some of my younger bros here they love the atmosphere. Very kid friendly.
  • A true gem of San Jose, over 35 historic structures, many which are unique cultural non-profits that discuss culture and arts. Best part, it's free to the public on most days unless there is an event planned. Check out the Light Tower and ice shop. I can't wait to see how the history park grows to encompass new non-profits.

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Luxury hotels surrounded by palm trees and fountains host many visitors to Silicon Valley. Some of the largest hotels are congregated around the convention center. Farther away from downtown, you'll find hotels and bed and breakfasts in renovated historical mansions, complete with chandeliers and marble floors.
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