San Jose, CA
San Jose Museums & History
San Jose museums, historical monuments and historical architecture will amuse, inspire and educate anyone with an interest in Silicon Valley. Embark on a cultural excursion rich in historical charm and high-tech sensibility.
The spirit of Silicon Valley lives at The Tech Museum in San Jose. The museum champions technology for the benefit of humanity through hands-on, unique experimental exhibits for people of all ages. Learn how technology contributes and changes every aspect of the way we work, live and play.
Step into times gone by at History San Jose located at the south end of Kelly Park. Walk through the 14-acre replica town, complete with paved streets and 27 original and reproduction homes and businesses. Ride on a trolley and buy a copy of historic photos to remember your visit.
The Winchester rifle is nowhere near as famous as the Winchester Mystery House, at least not in San Jose. The famous house belonged to Sarah L. Winchester and is legendary for her taking 38 years to build the four story home with 160 rooms, 47 fireplaces and 950 doors with the help of spirits and nightly séances!
Be a part of a woven journey at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. The museum exists to promote the art, craft and history of quilts and textiles. Collections have included Pueblo, Navajo, and Spanish blankets and historical quilts drawn from the Museums and private collections around the world.
Visit the oldest house in San Jose built in 1797 at the Peralta Adobe and Fallon House Historic Site in San Jose. The Peralta Adobe is San Jose's oldest address and the Fallen House is the oldest Victorian Mansion tucked away in San Jose's Pedro Square. Walk through the small two room home with an original outdoor oven.
Talk about a chip shot! When you visit the Intel Museum in Santa Clara, minutes from San Jose, you'll learn all about the powerful little chip that runs the world. Explore exhibits that highlight Intel's products, history and semiconductor technology. Discover the heart of Silicon Valley and get a little wired!