Portuguese Historical Museum and its collection

Portuguese Historical Museum

The Portuguese Historical Museum, located in San Jose, California, was inaugurated in 1997. It is a replica of the first permanent império, a type of religious and cultural building primarily found in the Azores. The original império was built around 1915 in San Jose's Little Portugal district.

Exhibits at the Portuguese Historical Museum

The exhibits at the Portuguese Historical Museum begin with a depiction of Portugal during the period of European colonization of the Americas. It then explores Portuguese immigration throughout the world, with a particular focus on immigration to the United States, specifically to California, and finally settling in the Santa Clara Valley.

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History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology

Portuguese Historical Museum
1650 Senter Road
CA 95112 San Jose

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
12:00 – 16:00
12:00 – 16:00


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1650 Senter Road, San Jose

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