Visitors to Marin County can choose from a variety of historic activities by either visiting State Parks that are scattered throughout, walking the Earthquake Trail adjacent to the Bear Valley Visitors Center in West Marin or visiting historic Downtown Larkspur with its turn-of-the century buildings. Marin’s historical landmarks offer all visitors a plethora of activities to choose from at any time of the year. 


American Legion Log Cabin - San Anselmo

20 Veterans Place
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Built between 1933 and 1934 by veterans of WWI, using local redwood trees and no power tools.  It is home to the American Legion Post 179, Women's American Legion Auxiliary Unit 179 and Boy Scout Troop 15.  The cabin serves... Read More


Angel Island State Park


Angel Island State Park is a 740-acre mountainous island in the San Francisco Bay offering a variety of activities including hiking, biking, camping, picnicking, and tram tours. It also has some of the best views of San Francisco and the... Read More


Bear Valley Visitors Center at Point Reyes National Seashore

Located off Highway 1, 0.5 miles west of Olema,
CA along Bear Valley Road

Before exploring the Point Reyes National Seashore, a visit to the Bear Valley Visitors Center is in order. The Center provides an orientation to the park’s roads, trails and general history. It also offers ecological and historical exhibits including a... Read More


China Camp State Park

Four miles east of San Rafael on North San Pedro Road to the shore of San Pablo Bay
San Rafael, CA 94901

This 1,648-acre bayside park just outside of San Rafael, acquired its name from a Chinese fishing village that once flourished there. Visitors may view a preserved fisherman’s cottage and the China Camp Museum. Access the park from Hwy. 101, Exit... Read More


Dominican University

50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-457-4440 or 1-888-323-6763

The history of Dominican University of California can be traced back to 1850.  As Bishop Alemany was returning to his new post in California, he stopped in Paris and expressed his desire to have a few Dominican sisters join him... Read More


Golden Gate Bridge

Dial 511 (within the Bay area)
415-455-2000 (outside the Bay area)

A trip to Marin County wouldn’t be complete without a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. This historic bridge, which is 1.7 miles long, was opened to vehicular traffic on May 28, 1937. Pedestrians and bicyclists may access the bridge... Read More


Marin Art & Garden Center

30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard

Ross, CA 94957


Marin Art & Garden Center stands on land that was originally part of a Mexican land grant called "Rancho Punta de Quentin."  James Ross, for whom the town of Ross was named, owned it.  He settled here in 1857 on... Read More

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Mission San Rafael Arcangel

1104 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

On December 14, 1817, Mission San Rafael was established as an assistencia or “helper” mission to Mission Dolores in San Francisco. Because its original purpose was to care for the sick, it was named after St. Rafael the Archangel, the... Read More


Muir Woods National Monument

Mill Valley, CA 94941
Visitor Information: 415-388-2596

Just 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 1 grows an ancient coast redwood forest named Muir Woods. Within this isolated forest, visitors from all over the world continue to marvel at 1000 year old giant redwood... Read More


Novato Historic Old Town


Historical buildings dot downtown Novato, including the Novato History Museum (1850), City Hall (a former Presbyterian church built in 1896) and Druid’s Hall (1899), among others. Novato’s old town is located along Grant Avenue.


Olompali State Historic Park

8901 Redwood Highway
Novato, CA 94948

Olompali State Historic Park features interpretative displays on the history of the park at the Visitor Center, ranging from pre-historic Coast Miwok settlements through 19th-20th century Mexican and American ranching.

Hours of Operation:  Wednesday – Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Visitor Center... Read More


Point Bonita Lighthouse

Sausalito, CA 94965

This active lighthouse dates from 1877 and sits on top of a rugged outcropping overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Access to the lighthouse is from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, down a one mile long road and across a suspension... Read More


Point Reyes Lighthouse

Lighthouse Visitor Center
Point Reyes, CA

The Point Reyes Lighthouse is located at the western-most point of the Point Reyes Headlands. Due to concerns that Point Reyes’ heavy fog could obscure the lighthouse, it was built 275 feet down the bluff. In 1975 the station was... Read More


Ross Valley Players

30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
Ross, CA 94957
415-456-9555 x.1

Ross Valley Players were founded by Beth Lloyd and a small group of women in 1930 as a way to escape the hardships of the Depression. After first performing in various indoor and outdoor venues, including the Mount Tamalpais Amphitheater,... Read More


Unity in Marin - Novato

600 Palm Drive
Novato, CA  94949

Step back in time to the sun-kissed days when California belonged to Spain and the centers of its towns held flowing fountains, colonnades, bell towers, gardens and charming baroque facades.

Unity In Marin invites you to do just that. Nestled in... Read More

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University of Redlands, Marin Campus - home of San Francisco Theological Seminary

105 Seminary Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Majestic castles and chapels situated on 14 beautiful acres with views overlooking the Ross Valley and Mt. Tamalpais, many agree that it is an extraordinary place for weddings, receptions, concerts, conferences and retreats.

The Seminary was founded in 1871 in San... Read More