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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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San Jose, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
56 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Fremont, California
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1,505 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a historical park in Kelly Park in downtown San Jose. I visited on a quiet summer day in August. They were however setting up for an evening event there. The small museums are mostly open on the week-ends so I just walked through the area looking at the historic buildings. On the week-ends the free trolley is also... More 

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Menifee
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145 reviews 145 reviews
71 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It seems they save historic buildings in San Jose by moving them to the History Park. There was quite a mix of different architecture and eras. The town was quite empty when we visited, but sometimes they have big events here. It was interesting to look at the old buildings, but it's better on a weekend when they are open... More 

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san jose
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

It has great history on San Jose past. Valley Of The Heart's Delight is very much represented with the displayed artifacts, structures and wonderful docents. Give it a visit

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