San Anselmo, California audio tour: A Historical Walk Through San Anselmo: Part I

A Historical Walk Through San Anselmo: Part I

Walking Tour

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30 mins
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1mi

About the Tour

San Anselmo is a unique town nestled in the heart of Marin County. Originally called Junction due to the meeting of several railroad lines, the town slowly grew from a few ranch houses and farms to the vibrant community we see today. You'll learn about some of our early residents, and about the influences the railroad and the San Francisco earthquake had on the growth and development of our town. By the end, we hope you will have a better appreciation of why our residents truly treasure living in this community.

Tour Producer

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Alan Cascio

I consider my myself very lucky to have lived in San Anselmo for the past 35 years. I am a Member of the San Anselmo Historical Commission, a very active body dedicated to preserving and promoting our local history.

Major Landmarks

  • San Anselmo Town Hall and Library

  • San Anselmo Downtown Area

  • Robson-Harrington House

Directions to Starting Point

The tour starts in front of the San Anselmo Town Library at 110 Tunstead Avenue. It's a five minute walk from the bus stop at the Hub, and there is plenty of parking nearby.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

If you would like to grab a bite before or after the tour, downtown San Anselmo has restaurants representing just about every cuisine available. There is also a grocery store, coffee shops and even a day spa should you be so inclined! All within a five minute walk of the start of the tour.

Best time of day

On a hot summer day, it may be best to walk this tour in the morning or evening. Otherwise, anytime of day is perfect for this mostly level, easy stroll. Should you like to visit, the San Anselmo Historical Museum is located on the lower level of the Library and is open Tuesdays from 10 to noon and Saturdays from 10 to 4.

Precautions

None. San Anselmo is safe, friendly and casual.

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A Historical Walk Through San Anselmo: Part I