Reserve Your Visit

Education Department

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Online Registration Form

2014-2015 School Programs begin on September 10th

We strongly recommend online registration. The Experience Adobe Days and Westward Ho! programs are very popular and book to capacity within the first day of registration. Check the following dates to see when you can register for individual programs. Please read the description of each program carefully as maximum and minimum class sizes and times have changed for several programs.

Student practicing her roping skills in the Westward Ho! school programOnline Program Registration Opens at 8:00 am on the Following Dates:

Reservations received before the designated dates and times will not be accepted.

  • June 23 – Experience Adobe Days
  • July 14 – Westward Ho!
  • July 28 – All other programs

Reservations are accepted only via our website, fax and mail

Reservations are processed in the order received. Schools in San José and Santa Clara County receive preference. Schools outside the County will be placed on the waiting list according to registration arrival time and date.

  • Online: Online Registration Form
  • Fax: 408.287.2291
  • Mail: History San José, School Program Reservations, 1650 Senter Road, San José, CA 95112
  • No telephone reservations are accepted.

Use separate registration forms for each program or session requested.

  • Some programs with a maximum of 40 students can have 2 classes of 20 students per session.
  • Please list the name of both teachers coming to that session with a contact for each teacher.
  • Use a separate registration form for each program for which you are registering.
  • Include the name of each teacher who will be attending each program on the reservation form, and his/her day, evening, cell telephone numbers and email (you may use a separate sheet of paper).
  • Reservations must include all information or they will not be processed.
  • For summer reservations, please list a contact where you can be reached during the summer.

Students working together in the Westward Ho school programPlease allow up to five weeks for us to process your request.

We may need to get in touch with you concerning your application. If called, kindly return our call within 48 hours or you will risk being placed at the bottom of the waiting list. Note: Filling out a registration form does not guarantee you will be offered a date. Upon approval, you will receive an offer letter. The letter will offer you a date, program, and deposit due date. Please check this date carefully to make sure it is not a restructured day for your school or a school holiday.

Each program or tour requires a non-refundable $50 deposit.

Please do not send any money until after you have received written notification of a date. Once you receive notification, your deposit is due on the date noted in the offer letter. You will lose your reservation if your deposit is not received by the due date.

When mailing your deposit, please include a copy of the registration letter with your payment and the reservation number on your check. Deposits are nonrefundable. Address all correspondence and payments to History San José, ATTN Education Department, 1650 Senter Road, San José, CA 95112.

Students boarding the trolley for a Historic Transportation school programPayments

  • Payment for the balance of your program is due the day of your visit.
  • A $25 service fee will be changed for late payments.
  • Your payment must be made in cash, check or VISA/MasterCard in the exact amount. Only one check will be accepted per program.
  • We cannot refund any overage you might have on your check —- please make your check is payable for the exact amount of your balance.
  • No purchase orders will be accepted.
  • A minimum $27 charge to the school will be made for any checks returned for insufficient funds by the bank.


If you are unable to keep the date you reserved, please email us at education @ as soon as possible to reschedule. Sorry, deposits are refundable only if History San José must cancel your visit.

Inclement Weather

If History San José must cancel your program for inclement weather, we will make every effort to reschedule your group on a Monday. If you elect to cancel your program, History San José is under no obligation to refund your deposit or reschedule your tour. In case of a full payment, everything will be refunded minus the $50 deposit.

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