• Welcome

    History comes alive at the San Mateo County History Museum
  • Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail

    Spanish Discovery of San Francisco Bay, painting by Morton Künstler, SMCHA.
  • School Programs

    Discover History through Hands-on Programs!
  • 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.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 10:00am
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 10:00am
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 10:00am
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 10:00am
Friday, January 3, 2020 - 10:00am
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 10:00am

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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.

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