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.

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


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

Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 12:30 - 4 p.m.; Sunday, 12 - 4 p.m.

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 at the Sanchez Adobe.

Due to safety concerns regarding the construction of the Sanchez Adobe Interpretive Center, the site is closed on weekdays during the construction process. The Sanchez Adobe will be open its normal weekend hours.
Saturday-Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Woodside Store

What was it like to go shopping in San Mateo County in 1880? Visit the Woodside Store and find out.

Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday, 12 - 4 p.m.

Admission: Free

Encore Books on the Square

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

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Lower Level, History Museum