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.

Tuesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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