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Buildings and trees

If you like to see turn of the century homes and tree lined streets this is a good area to walk... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Hayward, California
History of Hayward

This is a real cool place if you want to learn a bit about the history of Hayward. And the... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Hayward, California
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“san lorenzo”(2 reviews)
“museum”(6 reviews)
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22380 Foothill Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541-2710
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

If you like to see turn of the century homes and tree lined streets this is a good area to walk, bike or drive. Safe and friendly.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a real cool place if you want to learn a bit about the history of Hayward. And the restaurant serves unique and tasty food. Great for a few hours of cheap entertainment.

Thank jhmaxwell3
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

A free small intimate museum that is educational about the main people who make up Hayward, Castro Valley, Ashland and San Lorenzo. As an added bonus, there is a separate children area for kids to pretend to work in a grocery store, hotel, dress up...More

Thank KCaliforniatraveler
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Though new and small this is an excellent and growing museum focussing on local history. If you enjoy history or are an educator looking to augment the awareness of your students, this is the place to grow and experience the local scene from its roots...More

Thank paulgN869NK
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Check their website to see what the current exhibits are--some show fascinating slices of Hayward's history. The lunchroom has an interesting menu.

Thank FD B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It's good to learn about the rich history of the city where I've lived x ~ 22 yrs. I have taken visitors from out of town to this museum.

Thank Pongrt
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Very good history of Hayward and surrounding area. Personnel are attentative. Decor is attractive. Close to places for lunch or coffee and City Hall.

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is an EXCELLENT venue for an enlightening and entertaining visit. The exhibits are frequenty changed and always well mounted. The City of Hayward is well presented in its past in a major permanent exhibit and a children's interactive section is sure to please younger...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Fresh new local history and cultural center for the greater Hayward area. Exhibits change often and relate to the needs of residents and visitors. Enjoy breakfast and lunch (occasional dinners) at the Cannery Cafe inside the museum - great food.

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Staff were very helpful prior to the visit- they emailed us specifics and wee friendly and helpful. Beautiful home and tour.

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