Half Moon Bay
Museums & Historical Sites

This is our guide to Half Moon Bay Museums and Historical Sites. This will help you get a glimpse of Half Moon Bay’s past.

Half Moon Bay History Association

Address: 625 Miramontes St Ste #203, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 479-1935
Website: https://www.halfmoonbayhistory.org/

Half Moon Bay Coastside History Museum (the old Half Moon Bay jail)

Address: 505 Johnston Street, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 479-1935
Website: https://www.halfmoonbayhistory.org/

Ocean Shore Railway Station

The corner Johnston and Miramontes Streets, Half Moon Bay, CA

The original Kelly Street Train Station was relocated to a site near the Johnston House on Higgins Canyon Road.

Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_Shore_Railroad

James Johnston House

Highway 1 at Higgins Canyon-Purissima Rd., Half Moon Bay  (650) 726-0329

The Johnston House (a New England salt-box styled home) is open to visitors the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is closed October, November and December, except for the Holiday House held the first two weekends of November.

Website: http://www.johnstonhouse.org/

Johnston Barn

Located behind the old Half Moon Bay jail

Website: https://www.halfmoonbayhistory.org

Community United Methodist Church

Located in downtown Half Moon Bay, the Chapel building was originally built in 1872 at a cost of $3,650.  The architectural style is Victorian Gothic Revival.

Address: 777 Miramontes St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 
Phone: (650) 726-4621
Website: https://www.hmbcumc.org/