• Welcome

    History comes alive at the San Mateo County History Museum
  • Peninsula at War!

    San Mateo County's World War II Legacy
  • School Programs

    Registration for the 2018-2019 school year starts April 15, 2018!
  • Exhibits

    Explore the county's rich and colorful history!
  • Rent the Museum

    Make your own history!

San Mateo County Historical Sites

Your journey through San Mateo County history doesn't need to end at the Museum.
Explore all of our historical sites!

Upcoming Events

For a full list of events, see our Event Calendar.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 10:00am
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:00am
Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 9:00am
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 6:00pm

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Looking for a unique gift or memento? The Museum Store offers a wonderful collection of gifts to remind you of your visit to San Mateo County.

Museum Store

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Encore Books

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