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History Park

1650 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2599
+1 408-287-2290
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Really cool and interesting

We were over at the Japanese Friendship Garden and knew there were a couple museums over here so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cat Ba, Vietnam
San Jose History display including the old-fashioned ice-cream shop

Many building restored and available to tour, plus a replica of the light tower that once spanned a... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Trixie J
San Jose, California
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Restored historical landmarks, replicas and original old homes form a quaint village overlooking Silicon Valley.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good50%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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1650 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2599
+1 408-287-2290
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were over at the Japanese Friendship Garden and knew there were a couple museums over here so decided to check it out. Wow! This place is so cute, has a lot of history, and the volunteers are great - very passionate, sweet and informative....More

Thank marriedwithmaps
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Many building restored and available to tour, plus a replica of the light tower that once spanned a main street in downtown. Great place to picnic, ride the old trolley, travel back in time.

Thank Trixie J
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We discovered it because we saw a promotion for the Italian/American Heritage Festival, or we would have surely missed this venue. Nicely presented. Depicts all the diverse cultural values of the area. We went mostly for the festival.

Thank Marlin M
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Follow the route given on the website, not on the road signs. Once inside, a delightful, gentle and subtle evocation of life in previous decades. Understated. a place to explore. We were there longer than planned, because there was more to see around each corner....More

Thank john592
Reviewed 1 May 2017

There isn't that much to do for a tourist family coming to San Jose. This park is actually surprisingly very fun to visit. It is a made of city like San Jose was in the 1800's. It is a slow pace park which please the...More

1  Thank Florian H
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I've been a member of this park in the past, but never really used it. There is some interesting history to learn from the buildings and the people who work there. Ultimately, for small kids though, it's kind of a gateway to Happy Hollow where...More

Thank R H
Reviewed 21 October 2016

San Jose has long, rich history, not only in agriculture but in many other things such as radio for example. However, city "leaders" do not seem to know or care about it. They certainly do not honor it. Although many historical buildings and homes have...More

Thank TJFLG42
Reviewed 18 October 2016

One will be amazed by the wide variety of cultures that are exhibited. Delving into San Jose's historical past is fun and rewarding. This a definite place to show kids things that are certainly not present in today's world.

Thank Choc18Chip
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This old town San Jose looks very different from all other all towns I have been. The street car ride bring a lot of fun. The street car collection is also precious. How these buildings distribute is very different from others where they are usually...More

Thank David2012C
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to come here as we ran out of places to visit after our biz trip to San Jose. The place is almost like a ghost town on Friday and most house exhibits were closed. All said, Kelley is not target at mass tourism but...More

1  Thank Highadventurer
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