History Park

Historic Building in San Jose

Historic buildings from all over San Jose have been brought together in this open-air history museum, southeast of the city center in Kelley Park. The centerpiece is a scaled-down replica of the 1881 Electric Light Tower. Other buildings include the 1880 Pacific Hotel, which has rotating art exhibits inside (closed Monday). The Trolley Barn restores historic trolley cars to operate on San Jose’s light-rail line; on weekends you can ride a trolley along the park’s own short line.