Museums, Parks & Tours

Cities, Counties, Historical Societies and National Park Service Resources:

  • History San José Park has links to images and history of their exhibit buildings, to ethnic clubs housed at the park, and to other regional history resources.
  • Excellent Wikipedia list of historic sites in Santa Clara County (more complete than the NPS link above.)

General Museums and Parks (not listed in above lists):

Guided Historic Walks:
  • San Jose' Walks and Talks - Downtown San Jose' walking tours led by high school students who have researched San Jose's fascinating lore and legends, with high school instructor, Greg Adler. The students hope to gain job skills by introducing others to San Jose's unique characters, history and architecture. Private and corporate tours, plus specifically tailored tours for your organization or group, are available.

Pioneer Families:

Santa Clara County Exhibits and Articles:
  • The Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History at San Jose State University has a large collection of photographs and historical ephemera on the history of Santa Clara County, as well as a staff of trained historians to assist visitors.

(Please see my Archives & Libraries page for more historical museums and resources.)

---Catherine Alexander Bright,