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History Park

1650 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2599
+1 408-287-2290
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Hiding in Plain Sight

This gem is a wonderful day trip for anyone. Easy walking, and a step back in time. Sprawling... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2016
Kari D
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San Jose, California
Very interesting for San Jose History Lovers

This is a fun place to go and very very interesting to those of us that are fascinated by local... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
EmkayW
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San Jose CA
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Restored historical landmarks, replicas and original old homes form a quaint village overlooking Silicon Valley.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good52%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“trolley car” (3 reviews)
“pacific hotel” (2 reviews)
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1650 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2599
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

This gem is a wonderful day trip for anyone. Easy walking, and a step back in time. Sprawling lawns in the shade and gazebos to sit and contemplate what life was like long algo. Many times a year this park has something wonderful happening. History...More

1  Thank Kari D
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is a fun place to go and very very interesting to those of us that are fascinated by local history.. The grounds are easy to walk and always open. With the little signs in front of each building, you can get the history even...More

1  Thank EmkayW
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is kind of a history museum which is part of the Kelley Park area. It contains many smaller buildings which are individual museums in themselves. Entrance to the History Park is free, but there is a $10 day parking fee for the Kelley Park...More

1  Thank Heinrich H
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...More

3  Thank TheAnalyst54
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank visited49
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.

Thank kawiwebwatcher
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.

1  Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank Linker3000
Reviewed 28 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...More

1  Thank RuTemple
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...More

1  Thank Sheilinka
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