Welcome to the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum

LOCATION:   570 East Remington Drive,  Sunnyvale, CA 94087    PHONE:   (408) 749-0220
MAILING ADDRESS:  PO Box 2187,  Sunnyvale, CA 94087-0187
MUSEUM AND GIFT SHOP HOURS:     Sundays/Tuesdays/Thursdays 12pm to 4pm

Please check our MUSEUM CALENDAR frequently to find out about upcoming events.            Or click the FACEBOOK link below to Like us on Facebook.


SPRING VICTORIAN TEAS – April 26-27 and May 4

2014 Museum-Spring TeasCome join the fun!  

On Saturday & Sunday, April 26-27 and  Sunday, May 4, at 2pm, the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum will be having its annual Spring Teas.

We will have a Vintage Fashion Show and special tours of our new exhibit: “Four Generations of a Sunnyvale Family.”

If you are interested in reserving a place for this unique experience or setting up a private tea for your organization, please visit the Heritage Park Museum Gift Shop (570 East Remington, Sunnyvale) or call the museum at 408-749-0220 for reservations.  Come and partake in this unique experience.

Here is the FLYER for the event.


Museum High Tech Timeline

Museum High Tech Timeline  

The Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum is working on a digital version of our Technology Timeline and we are holding a contest, and prizes will be awarded.

Kids and teens can participate in this interesting project by illustrating stories and questions that trigger new innovations.

Learn more details HERE.

Submissions are due by May 17.



Great Depression PhonographThanks for attending!  

We had a packed house SundayMarch 2nd for our special reception for our new exhibit:  Memories of the Great Depression.

There was live music by the Stargeezers, 1930s themed refreshments, and an expanded exhibit for the day.

Here was the FLYER for the event.  The museum web page on the new exhibit can be found HERE.


Mark Hylkemor

Mark Hylkemor

• Thanks to everyone who came to our February General Meeting  on Monday, February 10 (at 7:30pm). Our speaker was Mark Hylkema, an expert on the earliest settlers in the Bay Area: the Ohlone Indians.

Mark Hylkema has more than 33 years experience teaching California archaeology and Native American culture. He has directed excavations throughout the greater San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas and teaches Anthropology at Foothill College. Mark is also the third of four generations of Sunnyvale residents and knows the local pre-history and early colonial history very well.

People learned a lot from Mark and share in his varied excavation, research and teaching histories of not only Sunnyvale, but the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

Here was the FLYER for the evening.

The meeting was held on Monday February 10, 2014 in the upstairs meeting room of the Heritage Park Museum. HERE is a link to a photo of the evening..


Butcher TractorThe Sunnyvale Historcial Society is working with the City of Sunnyvale to look at alternatives for saving the Butcher Family ranch home. The home was built in 1912 and is a remarkable example of a high-end ranch home of the early 1900s. The photo link to the left gives more information on the site and preferred location on the Heritage Park site.  [Click the photo for more information.]


Piano Back Home

• Here is a photograph of our 163 year old Martin Murphy, Jr. Piano being returned from a complete cleaning, restoration, and tuning on April 2, 2013.
• It looks and plays GREAT! Come by the museum in order to see this wonderfully restored artifact.



Authors Day Mosaic (Author Day Flyer) 

• Thanks to everyone that came to the Sunnyvale Authors’ Day at the Heritage Park Museum last year. It was a great event with a steady stream of book lovers who got to talk at length with the authors.

• Representatives from the Sunnyvale Public Library were on-hand to interview some of the authors during Authors Day. This helped capture some of the interesting backgrounds of the authors and their books. These videos can now be found at the Sunnyvale Library YouTube Channel. 


• WOW! What a Celebration! Martin Murphy was surely smiling down on us the weekend of August 25th and 26th, 2012. Not only was the weather absolutely perfect, but the two days from beginning to end were truly a celebration of a lifetime. Sunnyvale has probably not seen anything so grand since 1881 when Martin and Mary Murphy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary held at their Bay View home. Between 4,000 and 5,000 people attended their celebration and for our Centennial Celebration we calculated more than 6,000 people attended over the course of the two-day weekend. Everyone had a grand time.

• The festivities began with a rousing parade, the likes of which has not been seen since the city-wide parade to Celebrate 2000. There were marching bands, antique cars, costumes, but most exciting of all unbridled enthusiasm and joy for our city… For more information. (Special Centennial Celebration Newsletter)
Sunnyvale ArcadiaSunnyvale, the latest book in the Arcadia “Images of America” series, has been released. It encompasses all of Sunnyvales’ rich history, with never before seen vintage photographs and outstanding text written by Sunnyvale natives Ben Koning and Anneke Metz.
Books are available at the museum gift shop.

Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum

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  1. Sharon Bell

    The area sounds beautiful and right here in Sunnyvale. I was wondering if the park grounds were open for pedistrian visits before and after museum business hours. Is there a walking path around the perimeter of the park? -Sharon
    Yes…. the park area in front of the museum is open from dawn to dusk. Also, there is a sidewalk looping the entire heritage park apricot tree orchard. We hope to see you here at the museum!

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