HMB Coastside History Jail Museum is Open Again Sat. and Sun. 12:00-2:00
July 29, 2023 @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm
An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely
One event on July 18, 2021 at 12:00pm
An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until July 18, 2021
The Coastside History Museum in the Jail at 505 Johnston St has reopened Saturday and Sunday with limited hours (usually 12-2). Masks are optional for fully vaccinated visitors, otherwise masks are required. As part of Make It Main Street, it will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month.
The Half Moon Bay Coastside History Museum has two components – the old city jail and the barn (a garage built circa 1926 to maintain Sheriff’s vehicles).
In June 2018, the Half Moon Bay History Association opened a small museum in the old city jail. A visit to this historic structure may surprise visitors with the amount of interesting artifacts and information packed into the building.
The Half Moon Bay History Association has begun construction of the museum behind the old jail (current museum) at 503 Johnston Street.
A new interior will be built inside the old garage (“barn”) structure, while keeping the original historic exterior and most of the structural components of the 1926 building, as well as the newer foundation.
Construction is expected to complete in December 2021. The new museum will meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, and will include solar panels and LED lighting.
Exhibits will include both interactive exhibits and displays of artifacts about all things historical on the Half Moon Bay Coastside.