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Address: 1650 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2599
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 17:00
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Restored historical landmarks, replicas and original old homes form a...

Restored historical landmarks, replicas and original old homes form a quaint village overlooking Silicon Valley.

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A slice of history, neatly packaged

An interesting collection in a very small space so there's not much walking to do. Myself and a colleague popped in on a wet Sunday during a business trip and we spent over a... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2015
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San Jose, CA
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

A great visit for the entire family! This park has original houses, and businesses moved here from other areas of San Jose. There are also replicas of many local points of interest including the first Bank of Italy which became Bank of America, downtown's light tower, stables, a trolley, it goes on and on. There is O'Brien Ice Cream shop... More 

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La Crescenta, CA
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I didn't understand that the buildings are only open certain days of the year. The stairway of the hotel was beautiful and especially the tin ceiling. The grounds are lovely and signage is good. The parking lot GoogleMaps took me to had the access to the park permanently closed so don't pay for parking on Senter street. I did go... More 

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Thank visited49
San Jose, California
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

This park has such potential but was such a disappointment. The city has a jewel and it just isn't maintained. It has some very interesting exhibits, but it is like a ghost town.

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Thank kawiwebwatcher
San Jose, California
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158 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

The History Park is a perfect venue for an afternoon out with the family - regardless of ages. Exhibits give a true insight into San Jose's past. Relaxed atmosphere gives plenty of time to browse and allow your imagination to take you back in time.

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1 Thank Margaret S
West Sussex, UK
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74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

An interesting collection in a very small space so there's not much walking to do. Myself and a colleague popped in on a wet Sunday during a business trip and we spent over a hour chatting away in the print shop with the very knowledgeable docent, and my colleague discovered that one of the gentlemen in the vehicle shed was... More 

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Thank Linker3000
Redwood City, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

History San Jose is the southern end of parkland bordered by Senter Road and Phelan, and there are several historic houses that have been moved there to make a little town. I'm glad the letterpress folks have found a home there for many years, and there are several community historical groups housed in the park's various venues. There are also... More 

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1 Thank RuTemple
Los Gatos, California
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015

We went during the bike museum exhibit. We were charged $5/person but dads were free. We had the most fun in the school house playing school. The bike museum was interesting too. You can also learn about Vietnamese and Portuguese culture here as there are museums just for that.

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1 Thank Sheilinka
San Jose, CA, USA
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86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

I hope this History Park is the same one I am thinking of. The actual name is San Jose History Park located at 1650 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112. It is a park which housed San Jose historical buildings and history. Inside the park, there is a Chinese temple called Ng Shing Gung. Inside the temple, there is a... More 

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1 Thank alang-alang
San Jose, California
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66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

A 17 acre area with several historic buildings that have been furnished by different ethnic organizations and a main exhibit area that is professionally curated. Docents from the various organizations are guides within the houses. A street car runs through the park and often there are events on the weekends that are very well planned and attended. See the website... More 

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Thank bbon2ur
San Jose, California
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64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

This is a wonderful park. It's very well maintained. The only issue I have with it, is that not all the homes are open all the time, so it's kind of hit and miss as to what you can see. It's a great place to take a picnic and enjoy a nice day out. There is a small eating place,... More 

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