San Mateo County History Museum 2200 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA94063 The San Mateo County History Museum preserves the dynamic and diverse history of the county inside the old San Mateo…More County Courthouse. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside, the museum hosts exhibits as well as regular tours, lectures, discussions and family and educational programs. Exhibits feature interactive kiosks, video cameras, microphones and learning-lab gadgets for an interactive experience. The museum is also available to rent for special occasions like banquets and weddings.
Service League of San Mateo County 727 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA94063 This nonprofit organization provides rehabilitative services to inmates and former inmates of San Mateo County jails,…More and to their families. Help is offered for substance abuse in two sober-living houses, one each for women and men. Other services include transitional housing for people on their release from custody, and spiritual and personal counseling for inmates about to be released. The office is located across the street from the former county courthouse, now the San Mateo County History Museum.
Funders Bookstore 2200 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA94063 At the courtyard center, the Funders Bookstore sells used books covering a wide range of topics, including science…More fiction, self-help, children's books, cookbooks and more. The books are all donated and proceeds help to fund the San Mateo County History Museum.
Lathrop House 627 Hamilton St, Redwood City, CA94063 Located in downtown Redwood City, the Lathrop House Museum was once home to Mary and Benjamin Lathrop, who purchased…More land from the Arguello and Mezes families, the area's earliest landowners. It is one of the Peninsula's oldest mansions, built in 1863 by San Mateo County's first assessor-clerk-recorder. It had 11 rooms plus a kitchen and servants' quarters and named "Lora Mundi," meaning "beauty spot of the world." The Lathrop House is one of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is owned by the Citizens of San Mateo County and leased to the Redwood City Heritage Association. Now more than 140 years old, the house has been home to many of the prominent individuals woven into Redwood City's history.
Wunderlich Park 4040 Woodside Rd, Woodside, CA94062-2545 Wunderlich Park is a public area maintained by the San Mateo County Division of Parks, with 900 total acres of…More territory. This park is a hillside area of redwood forest, with a network of trails used for hiking and riding. The area includes open meadows, tall oaks and madrones. It is home of the old Folger Stable (of Folger's Coffee). The structure has been renovated as a small museum showcasing the area's history of farming, horses and ranching.
Courthouse Square is the open plaza in the heart of downtown Redwood City. Flanked by the San Mateo County History…More Museum, the Century 20 Theatres, the historic Fox Theatre and numerous restaurants and businesses, Courthouse Square is bustling with activity and energy every day.</p>
<p>The redesign was completed in 2006 as part of the city's redevelopment funds. City councilmembers have called Courthouse Square "the outdoor living room of Redwood City."</p>
<p>Annual events like the Hometown Holidays, the Pet Parade as well as the summer Movie Series and Concerts on the Square take place here.</p>