Locations, Hours & Admissions

Due to San Mateo County entering the Widespread (Purple) COVID Tier, the San Mateo County History Museum and Archives, Sanchez Adobe and Woodside Store are closed until further notice.

San Mateo County History Museum

The History Museum is an innovative regional history center. Featuring interactive experiences, the long-term exhibits are the place where you can explore the county’s rich and colorful history.

Hours
Tuesday – Sunday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The History Museum is closed while San Mateo County is in the Widespread (Purple) COVID Tier.

Accessible lift available.

san mateo county museum exterior

2200 Broadway
Redwood City, CA 94063 | Get directions
650.299.0104 | Email

Museum Admission

Members: Free

Adults: $6

Seniors & Students: $4

Children: Free
5 and under

Buy Tickets

The History Museum participates in these free and reduced admissions programs.

Archives

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

Hours
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday by appointment.

The Archives are closed while San Mateo County is in the Widespread (Purple) COVID Tier.

Accessible lift available.

Archives desk at the San Mateo County History Museum with old newspaper articles displayed

2200 Broadway
Redwood City, CA 94063 | Get directions
650.299.0104 | Email

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.

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Hours
Encore Books is currently closed due to COVID-19.

Encore Books display table various history books

2200 Broadway, Lower Level
Redwood City, CA 94063 | Get directions
650.299.0104, ext. 234 | Email

Admission

Free

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.

Hours
Tuesday – Thursday
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The Sanchez Adobe is closed while San Mateo County is in the Widespread (Purple) COVID Tier.

Exterior of the Sanchez Adobe in Pescadero

1000 Linda Mar Boulevard
Pacifica, CA 94044 | Get directions
650.359.1462 | Email

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
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Woodside Store is closed while San Mateo County is in the Widespread (Purple) COVID Tier.

Exterior of the Woodside Store

3300 Tripp Road,
Woodside, CA 94062 | Get directions
650.851.7615 | Email

Admission

Free