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Los Altos History Museum

51 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-3056
+1 650-948-9427
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The history of the small city of Los Altos, starting in the 1950s, encompasses the growth from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wwalleigh
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Los Altos, California
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Great revolving exhibits on local people. Discover what Los Altos was like before it became part... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Rivers R
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Los Altos, California
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51 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-3056
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the small city of Los Altos, starting in the 1950s, encompasses the growth from rural get-away from San Francisco to well-established, well-to-do suburb in Silicon Valley. What set this museum apart are its special exhibits. Most recently, World War I Memorabilia was...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Great revolving exhibits on local people. Discover what Los Altos was like before it became part of Silicon Valley. Model train upstairs. Wonderful place to take children.

Thank Rivers R
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Tucked in a corner of land that is near the municipal library and other local government buildings, the museum has its own distinct identity. This is partly because of its location (in the midst of one of the few remaining apricot orchards in Santa Clara...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2016

Great local museum. Changing gallery hosted 100 year old local Chinese artist. Displays give history of the area. Can tour the house built by the original property owner from local redwood using a Sears catalogue kit.

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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Went for a walk in the neighborhood with our young granddaughter. Saw the Los Altos History Museum and decided to stop and look. The outdoor space is very pleasant. The exhibits were interesting and told a lot about the area. We will come back.

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Nice place to visit, early California history and changing exhibits of local artists and interesting displaces. Free charge, donations only.

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Reviewed 29 October 2015

Apricot orchards, early California agriculture, and social-demographic politics converge in the story of place. This is a wonderful way to spend a weekend afternoon.

Thank Marty M
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

I've been to two different weddings here and each one has been spectacular. Each one had totally different decor, number of guests, etc. and each one was lovely. There is a great outdoor area for tables that is between two buildings giving you some privacy...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2015

A great place to learn the history of Los Altos and Silicon Valley. There are changing major exhibits. Take time to enjoy the beautiful garden, too.

Thank Sheryl J
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

We enjoyed learning the history of Los Altos and the surrounding community. On the second floor of the museum it has a permanent exhibit gallery. The exhibit was interactive which makes it more interesting to learn. It was good for children too.

Thank danab899
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