Murray Schoolhouse Museum

As of May 27, 2021 through August 2021, improvements and construction at Dublin Heritage Park & Museum will impact public access and schoolhouse museum open hours.  This includes the Dublin Pioneer Cemetery.  Please call ahead for the most up-to-date schedule when planning your visit. 

Murray Schoolhouse Museum 



The 1856 Murray Schoolhouse is a museum of local history.  It traces the journey of Dublin's founders from Ireland to America in 1834, across the plains in a wagon train, and arriving to Mexican California in 1846.  Soon after California became a state in 1850, Dublin was a small farming town.  The museum features interactive exhibits including a playhouse for preschool- aged visitors.

  • The schoolhouse was built in 1856 by Jeremiah Fallon and Michael Murray, Dublin's town founders.
  • Michael Murray and Jeremiah and Eleanor Fallon settled the area in 1846, and purchased land from Jose Marie Amador in 1850.
  • The schoolhouse has two rooms. The larger room was for the older kids, 5th to 8th grade, and the smaller room or “little classroom” was used for the smaller kids, 1st to 4th grade.  
  • The schoolhouse has changed locations  three times that we know of, but it originally sat near where the Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton is located, and was also moved to Dublin Canyon Road, right next to the Kolb Ranch.  
  • The schoolhouse was closed in 1952, and was moved to Dublin Heritage Park in 1975 to serve as a museum.
  • The schoolhouse houses a permanent exhibit entitled, "The Journey," and often displays other temporary historical exhibits. 
1950 black and white photo of Murray School House with 3 kids at front step