Plan Your Visit

History Detectives School ProgramChaperones

Chaperones provide critical supervision and support during your field trip. Prior to your visit, talk with chaperones about the importance of their participation.  Due to insurance regulations, we cannot allow siblings or children not registered in your class to attend the program.


Both History Park and the Peralta Adobe-Fallon House sites have outside spaces (picnic benches and lawn areas) for students to enjoy their lunches.

Buses and Parking

Plan on arriving 10 minutes early to unload.

For Westward Ho!, Early to Rise, Historic Transportation, People at Work, and Immigration: What’s Your Story?:
Buses and cars unload at the Museum’s school entrance located at 1650 Senter Road, next to the Japanese Friendship Garden. Museum staff will greet your group and provide parking passes to all drivers.

For Adobe Days and Victorian Days:
If traveling by bus, unload at the entrance of the historic sites on W. St. John Street. If traveling by car, park at the Market and San Pedro Square Garage at 45 N. Market Street.

For History Detectives:
The Collection Center and parking is across the street from History Park, at 1661 Senter Road, inside the City’s Central Service Yard. Buses and cars should unload at the parking lot next to the building on Senter Road.


History San Jose seeks to serve every school and every student. To discuss any particular approaches you’d like to take with your students, please speak with our staff educators at 408.918.1040.

Cancellation and Rescheduling

If you are unable to keep the date you reserved, please email us at as soon as possible to reschedule. Should you choose to cancel your school program, your deposit is non-refundable. In case of inclement weather, we reserve the right to cancel your school program and will notify you as soon as possible. We will make every effort to reschedule your visit.


Education staff members are happy to answer any questions you may have. Call 408.918.1040 or email