The Los Altos History Museum welcomes small, self-guided groups to visit and explore the Museum and its Agricultural Exhibit & Gardens.

*The Museum is not currently open to the public on Thursdays, so group tour appointments are required to make sure staffing is present.

Areas Available

  • Changing Exhibition: (main floor) Exhibits change 3-4x/year
  • Museum Store: (main floor) Merchandise complements exhibits
  • Train diorama and Permanent Exhibition: (2nd floor)
  • Agricultural Exhibit & Gardens: (encircling Museum) Open 7 days/week

* Note, the J. Gilbert Smith House remains closed.

Group Focus: By letting us know about your group and its interests, helps the docent aim you to specific areas.

Self-Guided Tour Hours: By appointment, Thursdays, noon-4pm. Notification required a minimum of 1 week prior to visit.

To schedule a self-guided tour, submit the form to the right.
We will get back to you shortly to confirm availability. If you have questions, please call 650.948.9427 x14.

Tour Rules

  • Please reserve your tour a minimum of 1 week prior to your visit.
  • Please be on time or let us know here if you are running late. We will wait up to 30 minutes for your arrival.
  • Tours last approximately 1 hour. Enjoy our outdoor picnic tables before or after your tour or take a quick walk to downtown Los Altos.
  • Please provide adequate adult supervision for groups with children.
  • You are visiting a museum and although there are some hands-on exhibits, in most cases we have a hands-off policy.

Please Note

  • Masks must be worn by visitors age 2 and older
  • Proper social distancing (6ft) will be observed on premise
  • Entry is limited to 8 people in the Gallery at a time
  • Parking is limited due to nearby construction
  • Our public restrooms are closed
  • Please refrain from visiting if you have cold or flu-like symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • We look forward to welcoming you back, exhibits are admission free!
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