History Park Visitor Information

History Park is located at the south end of Kelley Park at the corner of Senter Road and Phelan Avenue. Through 32 original and reproduction homes, businesses, and landmarks, History Park reveals Santa Clara Valley’s past. Complete with paved streets, running trolleys, and an old-fashioned ice cream shop, this 14-acre site offers the charm and ambiance of times gone by.

October 2021 Hours:

Monday-Thursday 9 am – 4 pm, Friday-Sunday 5-9 pm

Try the History Park Trolley Saturday & Sunday 12-3 pm (Entrance near the South Gate, 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose)

Gift Shop is open 5:30-8:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday

O’Brien’s Ice Cream Parlor and Candy Shop is open 5:30-8:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday

Admission:
Admission is free year-round, except during special events and programs.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are required for tours inside exhibit buildings.

Public Holiday Closures:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Day
President’s Day
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

Public Programs & Events

History San José offers a broad selection of programming at History Park that enriches the region’s cultural heritage. Programs include everything from public lectures, workshops, cultural festivals, docent-led tours, and array of programs for the general public.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Masks must be worn inside of all buildings and social distancing will be enforced.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in all indoor spaces but handwashing is highly encouraged.

Parking for most programs is off of Phelan Ave.

Please check out our calendar below and book a program or event today!