Visit the Millbrae Museum

November 15, 2018
Category: San Bruno Hotel

San Francisco is known for being one of the most popular vacationing hotspots in all of California. This city is filled with renowned attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Golden Gate Park, and what’s more, there are many scientific foundations within the city that have advanced scientific discovery and innovation beyond our imaginations. The city was founded on great historical events and action. With so much to see and learn while in San Francisco, it can be difficult to decide where to go first. For all history fanatics, the Millbrae Museum is an excellent place to start.

About the Millbrae Museum

The society which operates the Millbrae Museum was first established in 1970 and designed the museum as a way of commemorating and documenting the older establishments and buildings that were demolished and rebuilt in order to allow the city to expand. It wasn’t until the year of 1985 that the museum was fully completed, and today stands as an icon of the beginnings of both Millbrae and in many ways early San Francisco, as the two are located within the vicinity of one another.

There are many artifacts and exhibits within the museum which preserve the history of the area. In 2010, the Millbrae History Walk was created as a self-guided tour of all of the significant or most interesting places in Millbrae. This walking tour allows all guests to visit ten historical sights, Some of the buildings include the Sixteen Mile House, the Mills Mansion, the Southern Pacific Depot, and many others. The construction of these buildings can date back as far as the 1800’s, and some say that completing this tour is like walking back through time.

The Historical Society which operates the Millbrae Museum also operates the Millbrae Train Museum located across from the Millbrae Library. As one can assume, this museum houses many locomotive parts and artifacts, as well as the history of the effect of locomotive machines in Millbrae. This second museum is located almost adjacent to the Millbrae Museum, and all guests are cordially invited to explore both facilities.

The Millbrae Museum is located near Central Park, and is open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The Millbrae Train Museum is open from 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday as well. More information about both of these establishments can be found here.

Stay at Hotel 1550

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