The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is dedicated to preserving and celebrating our rich history and heritage. The collections and exhibits reflect our human experiences, institutions and cultures that were shaped by the valley's landscape, environment and early settlers.
The Valley's past is featured in a permanent exhibit that includes artifacts, an historical narrative frieze and pictures of historic buildings. The Museum collects, stores and protects artifacts from the San Ramon Valley. A Museum Store offers exciting gifts and remembrances for visitors.
In addition to a permanent exhibit on Valley history, the Museum sponsors revolving exhibits and several guided tours including the Alamo Cemetery and Old Town Danville.
School children are served with special Indian Life programs for fourth graders in the fall and the Tassajara One-Room School program for third graders in the spring. Classrooms are invited to tour the various exhibits.

Current Exhibit

Totally Trains
Running Through the Freight Room 
June 15 - August 18
Summer Hours
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Sunday:Noon-3pm

Family Train passes available for $15

Trains
Chinese on the Railroad and in the Valley
June 15 - September 3

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Museum will exhibit Chinese on the Railroad and in the San Ramon Valley in the museum's waiting room.

Over 12,000 Chinese were employed by Central Pacific to build the railroad from Sacramento over the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Promontory Point, Utah where the train tracks joined the Union Pacific tracks being laid from Omaha, Nebraska. When this herculean effort was completed, this massive work force scattered to find other work.  Some Chinese migrated into the Tri-Valley working as farm hands, laundry men, cooks and masons.    The Museum will display rare photos and records of these men who came to California to find gold and discovered work opportunities in the Tri-Valley.  The Chinese in the Valley exhibit will be from June 15 until September 3 in the waiting room at the museum.

The cook who worked for years for the R.O. and Mary Baldwin family.
The cook who worked for years for the R.O. and Mary Baldwin family.

Upcoming Fundraiser

On July 13, 2019, the Museum will host the 2nd annual Back to School Under the Stars gala at the Tassajara One Room School.
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Music, Silent Auction and Great Food!
The event will be held on the grounds surrounding the Tassajara Schoolhouse also known as the One Room Schoolhouse which provided education for four generations of San Ramon Valley children from 1889-1946. The School House is owned and operated by The Museum of the San Ramon Valley and still functions as part of a one day living history curriculum experience for 3rd grade students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, Valley private schools and home schooled children.
The evening’s activities will include tours of the school by docents in period wardrobe and an outdoor dinner under the majestic black walnut trees planted by generations of students complete with beverage and music, examples of some of the artifacts in the museum’s collections and a silent auction with exciting offers all to support the preservation and enhancement of the museum’s collections.
Tickets are $150 - Send check to MSRV, PO Box 39, Danville, CA 94526 or purchase tickets below. Specify if you want to sit with others.
Summer Museum Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Sunday: Noon - 3pm
Admission Fees
Members: Free
Passport Program: Free (1 adult and 1 child)
Family $10
Adults $5, Children $3 (Under 5 free)
Students (K through 12 with id) - $3
Seniors (65+) - $3
Join the museum or donate today!

Museum Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 1pm - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Sunday: Noon - 3pm
Admission Fees
Members: Free
Passport Program: Free (1 adult and 1 child)
Family $10
Adults $5, Children $3 (Under 5 free)
Students (K through 12 with id) - $3
Seniors (65+) - $3
Join the museum or donate today!

Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Avenue, PO Box 39, Danville CA 94526