Museums and History

China Cabin
52 Beach Rd.
Tiburon, CA 94920
Victorian style salon taken off the passenger and cargo ship S.S. China. It has been restored as a maritime museum by the Tiburon Landmarks Society.

Main Street and Ark Row
Tiburon's main street is a long block of historical buildings from the late 1800s to the 1920s. Ark Row is the second block of Main St. Many of the buildings on Art Row were converted from 1890s-era houseboats.

Old St. Hilary's Church and St Hilary's Preserve
Beach Rd. and Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920
Built in 1888, this Roman Catholic Mission Church is one of the few 19th-century Carpenter Gothic to survive in its original condition and setting. Perched up on a hill above downtown Tiburon, The church and its surrounding land is part of the Tiburon Open Land Preserve. A number of small paths and trails lead up the surrounding hills to an amazing 360 view of the Bay Area and San Francisco. There are several types of flower, including the Tiburon Paintbrush, that grow only on this hill. Constructed of redwood in 1886, today the church is open 1-4 Sunday, Wednesday, April-October.

Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Rd.
Sausalito, CA
Located in the breathtaking setting, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the nationally recognized Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor children's museum with a full range of programs for children featuring hands-on art, science, environmental and media exhibitions, performances, special events and ongoing educational curricula... all with a focus on fun!

Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
The Bay Model is three-dimensional hydraulic model of the San Francisco and Delta areas allowing for a unique opportunity to view the complete bay-delta system at a glance. It is capable of simulating tides, currents and river inflows. The model is over 1.5 acres in size and represents an area from the Pacific Ocean to Sacramento and Stockton including the San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun Bays, and a portion of the San Joaquin Delta. Self-guided tours in five languages are available.

Marin History Museum
1125 B St.
San Rafael, CA
Founded in 1935, the Marin History Museum celebrates the traditions of innovation and creativity of the people of Marin County. Through exhibitions and educational programs, the museum inspires honor for the past, an understanding of the present, and an imagination of the future.

Marin Museum of the American Indian
2200 Novato Blvd.
Novato, CA
Originally founded in 1967 to preserve the archaeological objects related to the early inhabitation of the region by the Coast Miwok peoples, today the Marin Museum of the American Indian represents Native American cultures from across the entire continent. Objects in the expansive collection (including Navajo textiles, Eskimo carvings, Plains beadwork, birch bark baskets, and Northwest Coast masks) are utilized in a wide variety of educational programs designed to help both children and adults understand and appreciate the diversity and beauty of Native American art and culture.