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San Mateo County History Museum

2200 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063-1639
+1 650-299-0104
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A look a old Redwood City

Lovely little museum. Easy to go through beautiful glass and marble from the early 1900s. I grew... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
betsyaroo
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Redwood City, California
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Very informative history of the area, quite insightful. Impressed w/ the model ship builder... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Jack M
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2200 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063-1639
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely little museum. Easy to go through beautiful glass and marble from the early 1900s. I grew up in Redwood City it is wonderful to still have our courthouse square and have so many community events held there.

Thank betsyaroo
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Very informative history of the area, quite insightful. Impressed w/ the model ship builder, intrigued w/ the various miniatures displayed. Being of Asian heritage, we learned alot in the immigrant section though sad to read of Japanese detainment. We enjoyed the exhibit of the entrepreneurs,...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were very impressed with the atmosphere. The ceiling is very beautifully done. Good use of your time is you are near the Courthouse Museum in Redwood City

Thank K9082NGelizabeths
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We visited our San Mateo County museum in the Original Courthouse building! Surprised as we found you enter at the side, then walk into the center of the first floor where we noticed the HIGH ceiling : beautifully restored to its original beauty. Our visit...More

Thank elijahCA
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Built in 1910 to house the County Courts, the building is now the San Mateo County History Museum. It's just a short walk from the train station. It has a beautiful stained-glass dome, which I think is the premier feature of the museum. A very...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This museum tells you about the Redwood City Bay Area back when the Ohlone Indians were here. Tells the history of what and how they lived. Then the progression into the Spanards coming to the area. If you come in as a school field trip,...More

Thank dunbear2017
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This lovely museum is easy for children and their parents to enjoy. Supported by the wonderful bookstore in its basement, most people don't even know that it is there, in the center of Redwood City. Parking is nearby. The museum is usually quiet. Recommended for...More

1  Thank ruthiewilkins1
Reviewed 12 April 2017

If you love history, then this is worth a visit ! The San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood city is not a very large one, but yet has quite a few nice exhibits which make it worth the time spent there. Even with a...More

1  Thank Shashialabur
Reviewed 21 December 2016

It's always nice to see local history, and the San Mateo County History museum is a nice place to spend an hour or two learning about the area. Situated in the old courthouse building in downtown Redwood City, the entrance is up the grand staircase...More

1  Thank Derek C
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Loved the old courthouse museum. It's a great source of history of our county and city. It took me down memory lane and makes me sad to see so much development and change in the city. It has a great docent and field trip guides...More

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