- Historic Sites
History Museum Of Los Gatos
At the museum, visitors can find out how "Mountain Charlie" McKiernan, a somewhat eccentric town folk hero from Gold Rush days, tangled with a grizzly bear and lived to tell about it! Visitors can view romantic muslin party dresses that recall past dances on balmy summer evenings on vacation in the mountains. Visitors can experience the legacy of the South Pacific Coast and Southern Pacific Railroads and the interurban trolleys that surround the town today, from verdant parks to downtown parking. Guests can also visit the historic annex to Los Gatos' first commercial building, James Alexander Forbes' Santa Rosa flour mill, which was saved by local volunteers from destruction in 1982 and turned into the Los Gatos museum.