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 Exhibits

Holidays in the Valley

Celebrating the Traditions of
Christmas and Chinese New Year

November 26 - January 2, 2022

Vector Christmas greeting card with cartoon Santa Express train
Chinese Tiger

This exhibit will show how two valley cultures celebrate their holidays. One the traditional Christmas holiday, the other Chinese New Year. Both take place in the winter season, and each are a valued and important part of the of their culture.

Learn about why we sing Christmas carols. Why are red envelopes given out at Chinese New Year? Understand the many traditions that make these holidays an important part of their cultures. These and many more interesting facts related to these holidays are covered in the exhibit.

The museum will have a G Scale train running, a large Christmas tree as well, and lots of other holiday decorations and cheer. We will also have lots of interesting and informative decorations celebrating Chinese New Year.

Upcoming Events

The History and Story of the Caldecott Tunnel
Virtual Program

Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Mary McCosker and Mary Solon, historians and authors of the book Building the Caldecott Tunnel, will share with us the history and story of this most interesting tunnel.

Join us to learn about this very important tunnel that opened in 1937 and would start to change our area of small rural communities into one of growing suburbs. Today it is still very much a critical part of our transportation infrastructure.


Explore the History of the San Ramon Valley

Historic Plaques in the San Ramon Valley

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Mt. Diablo Plaque
Other Historical Plaques & Art Pieces
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Vets Memorial 1

Museum Hours
Tuesday - Friday 1 - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
Sunday 12 - 3 pm

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

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