The history of Silicon Valley real estate comes alive with History San Jose (HSJ). HSJ operates three locations: History Park, the Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site and the Collections Center.
History Park is located in Kelley Park. The entrance is at 635 Phelan Avenue in San Jose. Step back in time and tour the original and reproduction homes. There are 14 acres to explore, as well as a trolley. Silicon Valley real estate owners can stop for lunch or a snack at the Museum Cafe, located at O’Brien’s Candy Store. Two galleries hold rotating exhibits, showcasing aspects of Santa Clara Valley history, art, and cultural events. The Arbuckle Gallery is located at the Pacific Hotel, while the McKay Gallery is at the Pasetta House.
Schedule a school tour of the History Park Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Park is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. On weekends, it’s open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Peralta Adobe and Fallon House are adjacent to the San Pedro Market in downtown San Jose. The Plaza is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or a drink at one of the many restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The Peralta Adobe is the last of the original El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe. The beautiful Fallon House is a Victorian Mansion built in 1855 and elegantly furnished.
The research library is open by appointment only. Many of the resources and artifacts are also available online. Find out more about the history of Silicon Valley real estate. Search the database and learn more about History San Jose at historysanjose.org.