• Welcome

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

    Portolá Expedition of 1769, 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, February 29, 2020 - 1:00pm
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 1:00pm
Friday, April 3, 2020 - 10:00am
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 5:30pm

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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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