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.

Upcoming Exhibit

Her Side of the Story Logo

February 6 - May 22, 2022

This exhibit  illuminates the hardships, joys, and life of pioneer women in California. These women will tell in their own words the story of traveling by land and sea to settle in California prior to statehood.

In 1900, The Association of Pioneer Women of California formed and collected the reminiscences of women who arrived in California before 1854 in a single ledger. This incredible document, filled with over 800 handwritten stories of California pioneer women and in the collection of The Society of California Pioneers, is the basis for this exhibition. Together, the ledger and exhibition create a more complete and balanced understanding of our shared history, by highlighting the voices of women who traveled to California.

The ledger, however, does not represent all women. As such, an important section of the exhibition is comprised of diverse portraits of unidentified women. These women represent the thousands of pioneers whose stories were never recorded; each one had a story to tell which is lost to time.

Sponsored by:

Soroptimist Int'l

Upcoming Events


The Amazing Travels of John Muir
Virtual Program

Thursday, February 17 at 11:30 am

We all associate John Muir with Yosemite and rightly so.  But do you ever consider that he was a world traveler and had a large impact on the world far beyond California?

Garrett Dailey, an attorney and noted authority on John Muir, will be returning with a fascinating program on the Muir's worlds travels and the impact he had. Ever heard of the Muir Glacier? Yes, the same Muir but his impact was to extend far beyond North America.

Annual Meeting for Members

The meeting has been postponed until Tuesday, February 15 at 7pm on Zoom.
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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