Hours & Admission

Plan Your Visit
San Mateo County History Museum

The History Museum features interactive experiences where you can explore the county’s rich and colorful history.

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The History Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 26.

Admission: $6 adults, $4 seniors & students,
Free children 5 & under
The History Museum participates in these free and reduced admissions programs.

Archives

Research the county's past through the books, photographs, maps, newspapers and records.

Open starting October 20, by appointment only.  Please review our COVID-19 protocols.

Admission: Free
Location: History Museum

Sanchez Adobe

Visit one of the oldest buildings in the county, and get a glimpse of what life was like before the Gold Rush.

Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2 - 5 p.m.

The Sanchez Adobe will be closed on Thursday, November 26.

Admission: Free

Woodside Store

What was it like to go shopping in San Mateo County in 1880? Visit this historic site and find out.

Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m.

The Woodside Store will be closed on Thursday, November 26.

Admission: Free

Encore Books on the Square

Browse the 30,000 used books to find great deals on both fiction and non-fiction books.

Encore Books is closed. The bookstore is operated by volunteers. As many of them are considered high-risk for COVID-19, the store does not currently have a scheduled reopening date.

Location: History Museum