Dublin Heritage Park & Museums
Under guidance from local and state health officials, Heritage Park indoor museums, including the Murray Schoolhouse Museum, will re-open beginning Monday, March 15, 2021. Guidance includes reduced capacity and the use of face coverings and will be strictly enforced at all times.
History of Heritage Park
The significance of Heritage Park is that it sits at the crossroads of the Bay Area, at Dublin Boulevard and Donlon Way, dating back more than 200 years when Dublin served as the crossroads of two important stage couch routes - one from the Bay Area to Stockton and the other from Martinez to San Jose. The Alamilla Spring, located near Heritage Park in front of the Sofi Dublin Apartment buildings, provided a place for travelers to change horses and freshen up before continuing their journey.
Building in the area began in 1835. Jose Maria Amador had been paid in land for his years of service as a Mexican soldier and as administrator of Mission San Jose. He received a land grant of 16,517 acres in the Amador-Livermore Valley. He built several adobe homes and many small buildings that were used as shops where his Native American workers made soap, blankets, shoes, farm tools, etc., for use on his ranch. Amador’s adobe buildings used to sit across the street from Heritage Park right were Sofi Dublin Apartments are now.
Dublin was founded over 160 years ago by a diverse group of immigrants. By 1877, Dublin began to grow in the area where Heritage Park now sits. On this site were St Raymond’s Church, Pioneer Cemetery, two hotels, Green's Store, a wagon and blacksmith shop, and a shoemaker's shop.Today Dublin Heritage Park and Museums is a 10-acre park with historic buildings, lawns, pioneer cemetery, and picnic areas. The park is designed to maintain and tell the history of Dublin. The park is open to the public during daylight hours. Follow the links of the left to learn more about Dublin's history and the historic buildings.
To watch virtual tours, or view 360 degree photos of the historic facilities located at Heritage Park, please click here.