Museum of the San Ramon Valley
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is dedicated to preserving and celebrating our rich history and heritage. The collections and exhibits reflect our human experiences, institutions and cultures that were shaped by the valley's landscape, environment and early settlers. The Museum is housed in the restored 1891 Southern Pacific Depot in Danville on Railroad Avenue at Prospect Avenue.
The Valley's past is featured in a permanent exhibit that includes artifacts, an historical narrative frieze and pictures of historic buildings. The Museum collects, stores and protects artifacts from the San Ramon Valley. A Museum Store offers exciting gifts and remembrances for visitors.
OFFICIAL Visitor INFORMATION Center
The Train Depot at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley serves as the Town of Danville's Official Visitor Information Center as part of a partnership between the Museum and Town of Danville. Information, local maps, guides, the Live Locally downtown guide, the Town's Live Locally newsletter, and community events calendar are available free of charge at the Visitor Information Center. Docents are on hand to answer questions to visitors.
Free Public Parking and Public Restrooms
The Historic Train Depot also offers free public parking at the Railroad Avenue Municipal Parking Lot and public restrooms in the historic Southern Pacific Railroad caboose, located behind the Train Depot.
Ongoing Town-Museum Partnership
The Town of Danville leases the land upon which the Museum of the San Ramon Valley's Train Depot sits for a nominal fee of $1 per year. In addition, the Town helps fund extended hours at the Museum for operation of the Visitor Information Center. For more information about the Town's partnership with the Museum, please contact Administrative Services Director Jed Johnson.