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The Museum of American Heritage

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Nice little local history museum

Shows lots or local history with some lesser known info about the roots of what would become... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2016
Cedarville, California
Interesting Little Hidden Gem

This is a fascinating little museum; I visited with my over-energetic preschooler so I wasn't able... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2015
San Francisco, California
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23 Jul 2018
“Special event for museum members--See their warehouse in San Carlos CA”
14 Oct 2017
“History of technology in an historic home in downtown Palo Alto”
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

Once a year the MOAH opens their San Carlos Warehouse to museum members. We joined this year in order to attend the concerts they offer. This tour was a bonus we did not anticipate. It literally is a warehouse in an industrial area with row...More

Thank Bay-Area-Grandma
Reviewed 15 October 2017

When I was there today, the exhibit was on Thomas Edison and his peers in the development of electricity. The house and the grounds are also of interest. The kitchen and replica of a store were fascinating......fun to see things you grew up with now...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I really enjoy the Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) in Palo Alto, CA. Events I] I or friends and I have attended include the following: 1) A display of real live classic cars. What an amazing variety and styles of old beautiful cars. It is...More

Thank Robert H
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 22 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.

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