• 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 starts April 15 for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • 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.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 10:00am
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:00am
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

Support us by shopping at our stores

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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