The Victorian era was named for Queen Victoria who reigned in Great Britain from 1837 to 1901. During Victorian Days at the Old Courthouse, discover what life was like in the 1800s and create some popular crafts of the era.

Watch a fashion show featuring Victorian outfits from the Millie Collection. Starting in the early 1980s, museum volunteer Millie Hagstrom started collecting vintage clothing for use in fashion shows and reenactments. Clothing in the collection ranges from the 1840s to the present.

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Victorian Days Walking Tours

Get a taste of local history through free walking tours. They give an introduction to some of the historic places and themes throughout San Mateo County. This summer, some of the tours are offered in-person and some are offered online. Current COVID protocols will be in effect and reservations are required for the in-person tours. Click here for more information on the tours in July and August.