The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is a great place to bring kids. They always have something for the young ones and for the whole family. The community loves this place and go regularly when they change the exhibits. It is truly a small local museum that is better than average. There are personable volunteers who will give guided tours, for a small price. The museum is located in an old train station in Danville. Exhibits change from time to time. It’s also a jumping off point for visiting the Eugene O’Neal National Historic Site. Really an interesting little place to visit to get info on historical aspects of Danville and the valley.
The main building is historic Danville Railroad station which has been completely restored. It’s an adjacent historic caboose has some interesting exhibits and houses two very clean and well maintained restrooms. The whole place is just fun for a visit for adults and kids. They have different exhibits that rotate, so it is an ever changing environment which is fun for more than one visit. During totally trains it’s 5 for adults and 10 for a family. Little kids are free and 6+ had a fee. It’s a nice little museum and they had a whole room set to worry a working model train exhibit. The trains were running, they had cases and exhibits with more information. There were a lot of things not to touch and I think bringing a 2 and 4 year old was a bit young, at least for the 2 year old.
This is a nice museum with a staff who works hard to tell great stories and provide context about the history of the San Ramon Valley. Train lovers should enjoy. Lots of parking, and the Iron Horse Trail is right alongside. This museums purpose is to celebrate and preserve the rich heritage of the San Ramon Valley. The exhibit reflects our experiences and culture. These exhibits were a crucial part in shaping the San Ramon Valley and now it is honored within these walls.
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley hold artifacts, photos and features narratives of the time that helps portray the historical culture of the area. For the month of september (2019) they will hold the exhibit “The First Peoples of California: Exhibition of California’s Indigenious People”. Come down to check it out!
This amazing attraction is located Danville (right next door to San Ramon!) and also only a short distance away from:
- Museum of the San Ramon Valley
- Blackhawk Automotive Museum
- Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site
- The Peasant & The Pear, Danville, California
- Sycamore Valley Park
- Revel Kitchen and Bar, Danville, California
- Jules Thin Crust
- The Village Theatre and Art Gallery
- Esin Restaurant & Bar, Danville, California
- Jolie Salon & Spa Wellness Center
When you’re done visiting this amazing attraction make sure to stop by our offices at Solar Harmonics San Ramon!