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Address: 1650 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2599
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
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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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It can't get very lonely but its nice you have many things to see and they have a nice little shop. Its free and on certain days they have a trolly going around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It can't get very lonely but its nice you have many things to see and they have a nice little shop. Its free and on certain days they have a trolly going around.

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Liberty, Missouri
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We mainly walked the streets since the buildings weren't open but still thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The electric tower was particularly fascinating.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This gem is a wonderful day trip for anyone. Easy walking, and a step back in time. Sprawling lawns in the shade and gazebos to sit and contemplate what life was like long algo. Many times a year this park has something wonderful happening. History Park is often host to Makers Faires, history weekends, music festivals, art shows, master gardener... More 

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Thank Kari D
San Jose CA
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is a fun place to go and very very interesting to those of us that are fascinated by local history.. The grounds are easy to walk and always open. With the little signs in front of each building, you can get the history even when the buildings are closed. My only wish is that it could be fully open... More 

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Thank EmkayW
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is kind of a history museum which is part of the Kelley Park area. It contains many smaller buildings which are individual museums in themselves. Entrance to the History Park is free, but there is a $10 day parking fee for the Kelley Park area. The idea is really nice, and there are a number of interesting buildings here... More 

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

A great visit for the entire family! This park has original houses, and businesses moved here from other areas of San Jose. There are also replicas of many local points of interest including the first Bank of Italy which became Bank of America, downtown's light tower, stables, a trolley, it goes on and on. There is O'Brien Ice Cream shop... More 

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La Crescenta, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I didn't understand that the buildings are only open certain days of the year. The stairway of the hotel was beautiful and especially the tin ceiling. The grounds are lovely and signage is good. The parking lot GoogleMaps took me to had the access to the park permanently closed so don't pay for parking on Senter street. I did go... More 

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Thank visited49
San Jose, California
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

This park has such potential but was such a disappointment. The city has a jewel and it just isn't maintained. It has some very interesting exhibits, but it is like a ghost town.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The History Park is a perfect venue for an afternoon out with the family - regardless of ages. Exhibits give a true insight into San Jose's past. Relaxed atmosphere gives plenty of time to browse and allow your imagination to take you back in time.

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West Sussex, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

An interesting collection in a very small space so there's not much walking to do. Myself and a colleague popped in on a wet Sunday during a business trip and we spent over a hour chatting away in the print shop with the very knowledgeable docent, and my colleague discovered that one of the gentlemen in the vehicle shed was... More 

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