San Mateo County History Museum

October 15, 2017
Category: Redwood City museum

The San Mateo County History Museum is located in downtown Redwood City housed in the former County Courthouse.  The local museum showcases the history of the local area and is dedicated to preserving San Mateo County’s past.

About The San Mateo County History Museum

Located at 2200 Broadway Avenue, The San Mateo County History Museum is found in the former courthouse, which was built in 1910.  This elegant building was a product of a city beautification movement, which yielded an amazing building in Roman Renaissance style with a stained-glass dome that is the largest of its kind.

The Museum has many permanent exhibitions within its 40,000 square foot home in the storied courthouse building.
Nature’s Bounty explores how indigenous people in the area used natural resources and helped build the San Francisco area. An interesting exhibit is called Maverick’s, which explores the world famous surfing spot for big wave surfers along the San Mateo coast. San Mateo County History Makers demonstrates the news of local entrepreneurs and their contributions.  Several other exhibits explore the history of San Mateo and its citizen’s contributions to the vibrancy of The Bay Area.

The San Mateo County Historical Association administers the Museum.  The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and students.
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The Museum is located only minutes from the Redwood Creek Inn. We recommend that our guests definitely check out this architectural masterpiece and explore the rich history of our community.

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