Los Altos History Museum

In recent years, the Silicon Valley has grown in popularity due to success of the tech industry. Companies such as Apple and Google amongst others have placed headquarters in the area and if anyone is trying to break into the tech industry, this is the place to do it. If you don’t know much about the area, you might consider heading to the Los Altos History Museum. Here, you can learn fun facts about silicon valley and learn about the history of the area that has gone on to become a leading voice in the tech world.


The Los Altos History Museum is dedicated to remembering the history of the Santa Clara Valley in order to help shape a more informed future. Today, the museum is actually located at one of the few remaining apricot orchards in the Santa Clara Valley, which the area was known for. The museum also an always changing rotation of exhibits so that there is always something new and interesting to discover. The “Crown of the Peninsula” exhibit is the permanent exhibit of the museum. This particular exhibit informs guests about the rich history of Los Altos as well as the surrounding area. Next door to the museum you’ll also find the J. Gilbert Smith House. The house was built in 1905 and it is a great example of homes built during that time. Today, the home has been completely refurbished and is now designed to replicate a typical farmhouse of the area in the 1930s. Outside, guests are encouraged the enjoy the picnic tables and gardens. Stop by for a walk and picnic lunch, even when the Museum and House are closed.


You’ll find the Los Altos History Museum at 51 South San Antonio Road in Los Altos. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 12pm – 4pm and admission is always FREE. Tours of the house during museum hours are donation/optional. Stop by today!