#32 – County Historical Museum

History Museum Exterior

Housed in the old San Mateo County Courthouse at 2200 Broadway, the History Museum is where  the rich history of the county is preserved and made it accessible to the public.  They host exhibits detailing the history and development of the county, and also offer a wide variety events concerning the history of the county – from tours of the old courthouse and other historic sites, to lectures, discussions and family programs.

So go ahead, learn how San Francisco millionaires of the late 1800s became the West Coast’s first suburbanites as they established Great Estates on the Peninsula, or learn about some of the entrepreneurs who made San Mateo County known around the world for advances in such fields as finance, high tech, and biotech.

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