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

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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.



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.



2nd Monday of each month

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

No charge for visit during these hours.

PLEASE E-mail prior to visit.



The Wapple House Museum is open by APPOINTMENT ONLY until further notice. We look forward to providing you with a peek at George and Gertrude's home. Please call 831.635.0335 for an appointment.

Research Center

Our Research Center currently consists of a research room and a newspaper reading room. 

We’ve had so many visitors that we’re expanding to provide a larger public research space.

Check back here for more information!

Location and Hours

We are open to the public for San Benito County research on the

Second Monday of every month

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

No Charge

The Research Center is located at

498 Fifth Street

Hollister, CA 95023

If you plan to visit, please send us anemail  telling us how many are in your party, what time you plan to arrive, and what you'd like to research (sources, names, events, dates). The Research Center may also be available for research by appointment for a $5.00 fee, by special arrangement.

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