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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  • Hidden Gem of Historical Information! This small recreation of a town is quaint and charming with it's repurposed and recreated period buildings. Aside from providing a home for historical records and mini-museums representing many of the founding cultures that make up the bay area, but they also have some salvaged landmarks. I was here for a school tour, but I would love to go back another time and dig a little deeper.
  • most of the times that I have been here have been for automotive related events which this place makes a great background for. Even with out the auto events though this place is a great spot to visit. Plenty of exhibits plus a lot of info on the history of the area. A great spot for Holiday photos as well once their decorations are up.
  • Parking can hold about 12 cars, most building are close so you'll be able to enter about 4 of 20 of them. Nice place to walk.
  • My family and I enjoy all the festival hosted here, we also like all the Victorian homes located here. Definitely a piece of history.
  • Very interesting place to wander around. Sometimes a place inside you really want to visit is closed, because they run on volunteers.

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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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