History Park at Kelley Park : Michelin's recommendations
This 14-acre complex, with paved streets and a running trolley, evokes life in San Jose around the turn of the century. The park comprises some two dozen historic homes and shops, a third of which are re-creations; the remainder were relocated from their original sites. Two or three shops are open each day on a rotating schedule and staffed by docents.Centered on a grassy shaded plaza, the complex is notable for its 115ft reproduction of the San Jose Electric Tower, a fanciful metal-beamed pyramid of street lights; and the H.H. Warburton Doctor's Office, with its medical and dental paraphernalia. Other highlights include the Print Shop, where traditional typesetting and printing techniques are demonstrated, and a brick reproduction of the city's Chinese Temple, featuring an elaborately carved Cantonese wooden altar from the original 1880s temple. Exhibition galleries are in the Pacific Hotel.
- Address : 1650 Senter Rd. at Phelan Ave. USA - San Jose, CA 9511295112San Jose
- Phone : (408) 287-2290
- Website : http://www.historysanjose.org
- Prices : free of charge
Opening hours :
- daily except Mon 11am-5pm