San Leandro History Museum



The History Museum tells the story of San Leandro. Wall murals and life-size portraits set the scene for exhibits. A timeline of San Leandro begins with the first people, The Ohlone/Costanoan Indians, and follows the changes through Spanish/Mexican California, the Gold Rush, the beginnings of a new American town and the developments of the 20th Century through World War II. Concept exhibits include People from Many Lands, Oysters and the Bayshore, and Agriculture and Industry.
Admission is free.


Wednesday and Thursday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
First Saturday of each month, 11:00am to 4:00pm


All film screenings are free and no registration is required. Feel free to bring your own movie snacks.


Saturday, October 7 - Hitchcock Films
11:15am - "Rear Window"
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
 (1:52, 1954, PG) 

2:00pm - "The Birds"
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. (1:59, 1963, PG-13)


(For students in 3rd through 7th grade.)



Day of the Dead - Building an Altar at the Museum (free)

The Museum will be offering 4 sessions for kids 3rd through 7th grade on Wednesdays, during the month of October. The sessions will be held on October 4, 11, 18 and 25, after school from 2:30 to 4:00pm. Students will learn about the history, tradition and symbolism of the altars made for Dia de los Muertos by making a traditional altar for the Estudillo family (San Leandro founding family) for the Museum. They will make paper marigolds, cut papel de picado and decorate a sugar skull.
Registration is required:
Visit: to register or call 510-577-3991. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 27. It is preferred that registered students attend all 4 sessions.





School Tours:
The Museum offers a hands-on, full day field trip for 3rd and 4th grade classes in San Leandro. For more information about field trips call or email Addie Silveira at 510-577-3991 •

Contact Information:
Museum Information Line: 510-577-3990
Additional Information and School Tours: 510-577-3991 •
Rental of the Museum and/or Casa Grounds for Special Events: 510-577-3980 •


320 W. Estudillo Avenue
The Museum is located behind the Downtown Plaza next to the Casa Peralta.