HISTORICAL PARK

 

The San Benito County Historical and Recreational Park is located on Highway 25, 1 mile south of Tres Pinos. Visit the Historical Village today

MEMBERSHIP

 

The San Benito County Historical Society is a 501(c)3 organization and relies on its members for operating costs throughout the year. We encourage you to join our organization.

Funded in part by grants provided by the

Community Foundation for SBC and the

Monterey Peninsula Foundation,

host of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

RESEARCH ROOM

 
​OPEN

2nd Monday of each month

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

No charge for visit during these hours.

PLEASE E-mail prior to visit.


Make A Gift

Learn about the many benefits of planned giving to the San Benito County Historical Society through the Community Foundation, your charitable giving partner.

For more information and to give, visit the Foundation’s
Giving Page.



San Benito County Historical Society
Wapple House Museum

498 Fifth Street

The Historical Society's collection of artifacts is currently housed in the Wapple family home. McKenzie and Wolf Architects of San Jose designed this Prairie Style home for George Wapple, a pharmacist and a prominent citizen of the county. The home was completed in 1909 at a cost of $5888; this fee did not include fencing or fixtures. The Historical Society holds a long-term lease with the county, owners of this important historic structure.  The main house provides a much larger display area than the old maid's quarters.


Historical Society Museum Open

Friday and Saturday

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.




MUSEUM

 

The Wapple House Museum is open

Friday and Saturday

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

498 Fifth Street

(Corner of Fifth and West

next to  the County Library)