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Address: 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112
Phone Number: (408) 287-2290
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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History can be fun

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Barbara R
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San Jose, California
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English first
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 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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San Jose, CA, USA
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83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 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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San Jose, California
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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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San Jose, California
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 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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Medina, Ohio
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Have been here several times. The restored buildings are interesting (print shop and MD office in particular). Santa was arriving on this latest trip, and the kids enjoyed the visit. Railroad/train barn also has some neat stuff on exhibit. Like most parks of this nature, a lot depends upon the docents who are 'working' that day. Worth a visit.

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Clovis, California
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105 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was a once in a life time moment! Walking among San Jose history in an unexpected place! San Jose has worked hard to get old established buildings on the brink of ruin and have moved them to another location to preserve the history! You are literally walking back in time! I am going to be taking my kids to... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Came across this place by accident....what a find! Easy parking, no admittance fee, beautiful sights and no crowds. There was nothing special going on that day, so we almost had the place to ourselves. The docents were all friendly and knowledgable and the candy store/cafe provided sandwiches for a perfect picnic. We'll be back!

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Los Gatos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

There is some thing for everyone. A children's petting zoo with dozens of animals. Demonstrations by zoo keepers; snake handling as an example. Lots of local animals; coyotes, etc. The there is the Japanese pond with dozens and dozens of Oriental multi-colored carp. And last but not least, acres of San Jose history, including the first San Jose street light.

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Palmdale, California
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168 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

While looking for things to do in San Jose, I came across a car show for model T and A cars here at History Park....it's off Phelan Avenue. It is like walking into history, houses have been relocated here to show history and a lot of folks dress in period clothing. Steam cars were also there as well as a... More 

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San Jose, California
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

In my mind History Park is a unique place to have visited. I have come here for car shows, to view art and photography exhibits, and to tour the different museums and displays on the campus. The employees, docents and hosts have always been approachable and knowledgeable. Parking is adequate and there is a nominal fee most of the time.

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