Experience History


Begin the day at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum that lives in the heart of lush Micke Grove Park, where you will find numerous fun and educational exhibits. Be transported back in time to the San Joaquin County schoolhouse and the authentic blacksmith shop. Observe authentic tractors from the early 1900’s and view hundreds of antique farm implements. Walk the sunshine trail that recreates a trip across California from west to east including waterways, bridges and native California plants, while being guided along the trail by special markers and audio stations.

Travel to Downtown Lodi to partake in a historic Mural Tour in the heart of our city, relishing in Lodi’s vast history. Brick-cobbled streets lined with Elm trees adorned in twinkle lights, will enchant you as you are welcomed into our boutiques and unique shops. Eat a hearty lunch at any one of our many downtown restaurants where innovative cuisine will tempt the palate and customers can take in the energy of downtown.

Hill House Museum, a turn-of-the-century Victorian built in 1902 will be a perfect place to take an afternoon tour where you can view everything from the early architecture to the beautiful antiques and furnishings. Hill House was built by Lodian George Washington Hill and his wife Mary, and is a testament to their lives, loves and interests. Here you will find a museum with a story to tell, rich in history and unique in content.