The Museum of San Carlos History

san-carlos-history-lg_categoryThe Museum of San Carlos History is located in downtown San Carlos at 533 Laurel Street. Drop by and learn more about the City of San Carlos and see first hand some of the historical items at the museum. You can call (650) 802-4354 for more information, or go to their website.

What’s On Display

The newly renovated Museum is housed in a rebuilt fire house and contains many historical displays. The public is welcome to discover artifacts of the Indian and Spanish eras, the early San Carlos families and their homes (Phelps, Hull, Brittan and Drake families), the 1888 Train Depot, photographs of early San Carlos schools and San Carlos High School (1962-1982), the Chickens Ball (begun in 1940 and performed every two years), the Police and Fire Departments, the restored 1927 Seagrave fire engine, and the early electronics firms of San Carlos (Ampex, Lenkurt, and Dalmo Victor to name a few). Of particular interest is a large aerial photo of the town taken in 1947.

Museum Hours 

The museum is open every Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. as well as during Hometown Days, the Art & Wine Faire and the Heritage Walk. To make arrangements for special tours, please call (650) 802-4354.

Docent Duties & Volunteers

Docent duties at the Museum are performed by the San Carlos Villagers. Membership in the San Carlos Villagers is open to all residents of San Carlos. Duties include greeting the public, conducting docent tours, and answering questions. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the San Carlos Villagers should call (650) 802-4354.

The Hiller Aviation Museum

The Hiller Aviation Institute, a non-profit organization, brings together historical, educational and technological Hiller Aviation Museum Buildingresources to create programs which increase public understanding of science and aviation and inspire new opportunities.

The Hiller Aviation Institute is dedicated to the dreams of flight – looking back into aviation’s history while exploring its future. The experience is educational and entertaining casting new light onto the technical innovations. Before you leave, you’ll be transformed from visitor to explorer.

601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070


San Carlos Parks & Rec - city hall parkCity Parks and Recreation

There are so many programs and activities through Parks & Recreation to love, choosing is the hardest part!  San Carlos is proud of our beautiful park settings with a variety of amenities, recreation facilities and programs to serve all interests and age groups. At Burton Park, we take pride in having the first all inclusive playground in the county.  THE CITY WEBSITE has all the information you need about facilities, programs and fields.

A full range of classes is available for tots, youth, teens and adults.  Choose from health and fitness programs, sports leagues, trips, art and culture programs, excursions, computer courses, art, dance, karate, music education, parent/child activities and more.  Recreation programs foster personal development, promote health and wellness and enhance your involvement in the community.  You are invited to visit the award winning Youth Center in Burton Park  and the San Carlos Adult Community Center  on Chestnut Street.  These facilities are also available to rent for private parties and special events.