Celebrate the 238th Birthday of San Jose at the Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site at San Pedro Square Market
Saturday, November 21 – 11:00am to 3:00pm
San Jose, CA – October 20, 2015 – Mark your calendar for this milestone birthday! Wish the city of San Jose a happy birthday on Saturday November 21 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Hands-on History Days: Happy Birthday San José Celebration at the Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site!
This birthday party for the founding of El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe will include cake, tours of the historic Fallon House, and a variety of history-inspired hands-on activities for kids of all ages.
“The Peralta Adobe is such a unique and important place in San Jose and California history and we are so excited to celebrate and share it with the community”, said Wendy Abelmann, Director of Education for History San José.
Visitors can share a slice of birthday cake with San José’s founding family members, enjoy traditional folklorico dancing courtesy of Los Lupeños Juvenil, and explore the Peralta Adobe. Join us in celebrating San José’s 238th birthday!
Admission is free. Activity wristbands for children are $5 each. Tours of the Fallon House are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-17.
The Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site is located at 175 West Saint John Street, in downtown San Jose, CA 95110. For more information call (408) 918-1047 or visit http://www.historysanjose.org
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The Fallon House was built in 1855 by one of San José’s earliest mayors. The Victorian mansion showcases 15 fully-furnished rooms typical of the Victorian period. Thomas Fallon was a frontiersman in the John C. Fremont expedition, and Carmel Fallon was the daughter of one of the most prominent Mexican landowners in California.
The Peralta Adobe is San José’s oldest address. Built in 1797, the Peralta Adobe is the last remaining structure from El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. See the Adobe’s horno, an outside working oven or venture inside the home and see two rooms furnished as they might have been when they were occupied by the Gonzales and Peralta families. It is now surrounded by the new San Pedro Square Market.