Museum’s Teen Docents Lead Walking Tours Showcasing Historical Homes

LOS ALTOS, CA (Mar 28, 2023) Discover the stories behind the stately homes near Lincoln Park on a “Historical Homes Walking Tour,” offered by Los Altos History Museum on Saturday, April 15, between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.


The Museum’s Teen and History Docents will lead participants on foot to over a dozen historical stopping points, starting at the gazebo in Lincoln Park near downtown Los Altos. The teens worked with Museum staff to develop this program as a way to increase awareness of these historical gems and bring the history of early residents and their homes to life.


“There’s nothing more important than being able to further connect with our community while deepening our knowledge of Los Altos’ rich historical landmarks,” said Teen Docent Aimee Ge. “The history behind smaller places like Los Altos often isn’t commonly accessible, so the opportunity to be able to enrich ourselves through cultural tours is truly amazing.”


Three tours will be offered: from 11am-noon, noon-1pm, and 1-2pm. Registration is required, and space is limited. Cost is $10 per person, free to Museum members. Register at


Los Altos History Museum began in 1977 with the opening of the J. Gilbert Smith House historic farmhouse, built in 1905. In 2001, the Los Altos History Museum opened its modern building next door, which houses the Museum’s collections, permanent and changing exhibitsstore and administrative offices. The Museum and its grounds are available for rent during evenings and weekends. Its collections are owned by the City of Los Altos and are managed by an independent nonprofit organization, whose staff and volunteers are responsible for all programs and operations.


The Museum is open Thursday through Sunday, from noon-4pm. Admission is free. Tours of the J. Gilbert Smith House are available during open hours. The outdoor agricultural exhibit, gardens and picnic area are accessible beyond Museum hours. For more information, visit:, email, or phone 650.948.9427 x14.


Los Altos History Museum: Elisabeth I. Ward, 650.948.9427 x10,