Golden Gate Railroad Museum 1755 E Bayshore Rd, Redwood City, CA94063 The Golden Gate Railroad Museum is a nonprofit group aiming to preserve the history of railroads in the Bay Area as well…More as steam and passenger railroad equipment. Membership includes a periodic newsletter, access to monthly meetings and information on upcoming events. The group functions out of an office complex in Redwood City, east of Highway 101.
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.
Museum of American Heritage 1009 Charter St, Redwood City, CA94063 Museum of American Heritage is now located in Redwood City. The museum demonstrates the evolution of technology through…More history, design and other social elements. MOAH was founded by Frank Livermore in 1990, along with several other private collectors. It has tours on the weekends and has many interesting exhibits on display, and rotating special exhibits are featured often. It also has guest speakers and family events. Check out the Web site for the schedule.
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.
Encore Books on the Square 2200 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA94063 At Encore Books on the Square, visitors can browse the shelves of one of the largest used bookstores on the Peninsula.…More We sell gently used books of all types, with all proceeds going to the San Mateo History Museum. The bookstore is located on the ground floor of the museum.
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>
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.
Bob's Courthouse Coffee Shop & Restaurant 2198 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA94063 Located next to the History Museum on Broadway Street, Bob's Courthouse Coffee Shop & Restaurant is an upscale…More diner, serving breakfast and lunch to the local community. The restaurant is spacious and clean, featuring excellent customer service.
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.