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Pleasant stop

My husband and I stopped in on a Saturday morning. We had a chance to stroll the area before... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2019
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Old Houses, Old Technology - Lots to See

We enjoyed our visit very much. We got to chat to a volunteer in the street car and machinery... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2016
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This multi-dwelling museum occupies 26 acres and is comprised of old buildings, ancient artifacts and sacred grounds that tell the story of San Jose and its surrounding area.
1650 Senter Rd, Kelley Park, San Jose, CA 95112-2599
+1 408-287-2290
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Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in on a Saturday morning. We had a chance to stroll the area before anything opened so it was nice and quiet and gave us a chance to enjoy the buildings and educational signage. Museums and trolley barn opened at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JenK992
Reviewed December 10, 2018

We planned to visit Japanese Friendship garden only. We had no idea about the Historical museum and electric car. Yet, it was a sunny day so we decided to have a nice walk around the park as the Japanese Garden was in dry season without...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zoepham63
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful park with several types of buildings from San Jose’s history HOWEVER nothing in the park is open for visitors. It is very disappointing to be lock out when the park is reported to be open. Call before going.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CathyB225
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Firstly, this museum is free, so don't be too critical if there aren't guides or catering available during the week. It is a nice spaced out venue that allows you to wonder around approximately 35 buildings. There is plenty of information on boards, should you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Livesbythec
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Conveniently co-located with other family-friendly activities, a great glimpse back into the area history. And the trolley ride is great!

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Tres W
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is a place of immense interest of old San Jose items. Lots of historical items are there. Plus the docents are very informative.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Diane H
Reviewed October 14, 2016

We enjoyed our visit very much. We got to chat to a volunteer in the street car and machinery space, got a demonstration of old style printing and visited a number of interesting old houses. Recommended for any one interested in history or for showing...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank MelbourneKaz
Reviewed September 28, 2016

This outdoor/indoor museum is in the middle of the petting zoo and Japanese friendship gardens. So you can spend the day with animals, history, and culture without have to leave the park.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Wynn R
Reviewed August 17, 2016

I visited this last week with my 11 year old son, a family friend, and her three daughters. I liked that it was free to go into but since we visited on a week day, none of the buildings (other than the hotel and ice...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Nelleigh
Reviewed July 14, 2016

This living history museum isn't extravagant or sophisticated but it gives a realistic picture of San Jose's past. The different cultures of immigration are represented and give an unusual flavor to the park. A great outing for families who want to explore history together.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank margarets194
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