We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Los Altos History Museum

Closed: Closed
Open today: Closed
Share
Review Highlights
Wedding event

Great layout for a wedding and reception Having the docents give a tour as part of cocktail hour... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
lisashemwellpmp
,
Los Altos, California
via mobile
Small museum, big events

The exhibits rotates maybe 3-5 times/year. The emphasis is on local history and talent. One of... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
oliver062018
,
Los Altos, California
Read all 31 reviews
4
All photos (4)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good41%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
About
Closed
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
59°
43°
Nov
55°
40°
Dec
55°
40°
Jan
Contact
51 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-3056
Website
+1 650-948-9427
Call
Reviews (31)
Filter reviews
29 results
Traveler rating
17
12
0
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
17
12
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews silicon valley world war permanent collection is model train hidden gem santa clara valley knowledgeable volunteers library exhibits apricot altos los town growth technology features area
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 29 reviews
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Great layout for a wedding and reception Having the docents give a tour as part of cocktail hour was very nice for the out of town guest - great venue for dancing (inside)and have conversations ( on the patio area) without yelling Just lovely and...More

Thank lisashemwellpmp
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The exhibits rotates maybe 3-5 times/year. The emphasis is on local history and talent. One of the big draws for all ages is the wonderful miniature working display of "old Los Altos" with lights, bells, whistles and the long lost train that traveled through town...More

Thank oliver062018
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

We are over from UK for 3 weeks in total. Recommended a visit which was very interesting learnt a lot about the area and its history, the 2 ladies we met were very knowledgeable and had so much time to help us understand the times...More

Thank r_j_faulkner
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This local museum is not to be missed if you are in the area and wonder what life was like before technology came to rule the valley. Well curated exhibits tell the story and are frequently updated by an outstanding staff of professionals and knowledgeable...More

Thank BeaverBeliever64
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

I found all about Los Altos by my first visit. Learn about how it became the city of Los Altos, how it grew to be the city that it is. It was interesting. I moved here from the city of Fremont, I used to work...More

1  Thank May L
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Every exhibit is done professionally and skillfully. It is always interesting to learn what Los Altos was like in the past. There are docents available to provide additional information. Entry is free.

Thank Eric G
Reviewed June 26, 2018

A small , but well curated local museum. I went to see two World War 1 exhibits (they have since ended) and was very impressed that a local museum was able to secure such a significant exhibition. The permanent collection is well done and reflective...More

Thank Packed_10
Reviewed May 14, 2018

The history of the small city of Los Altos, starting in the 1950s, encompasses the growth from rural get-away from San Francisco to well-established, well-to-do suburb in Silicon Valley. What set this museum apart are its special exhibits. Most recently, World War I Memorabilia was...More

Thank wwalleigh
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Great revolving exhibits on local people. Discover what Los Altos was like before it became part of Silicon Valley. Model train upstairs. Wonderful place to take children.

Thank Rivers R
Reviewed August 24, 2017

Tucked in a corner of land that is near the municipal library and other local government buildings, the museum has its own distinct identity. This is partly because of its location (in the midst of one of the few remaining apricot orchards in Santa Clara...More

1  Thank VWriter
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Enchante Boutique Hotel
335 reviews
.03 miles away
Mountain View Inn
231 reviews
1.25 miles away
Super 8 by Wyndham Mountain View
156 reviews
1.29 miles away
Residence Inn Palo Alto Mountain View
161 reviews
1.32 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 96 nearby restaurants
Los Altos Grill
217 reviews
.20 miles away
Pompeii
95 reviews
.11 miles away
Satura Cakes
66 reviews
.18 miles away
Rick's Cafe
101 reviews
.18 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 16 nearby attractions
Los Altos Stage Company
8 reviews
.15 miles away
Linden Tree Books
5 reviews
.20 miles away
Rengstorff Park & Pool
31 reviews
1.67 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Los Altos History Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines