The Boyd Gate House 

1125 B Street San Rafael
Open:  W-F 10 am - 2 pm     Sat 11 am - 3 pm 


   Education Program   

The Marin History Museum's Education Trunk Program brings artifacts, stories and activities about Marin history to the classroom, at your school or at our special education room at The Boyd Gate House.

We offer the resources of our museum to help your students trace the history of our local communities and California’s history, especially as it relates to Marin’s dairy and agricultural past.

We are offering Boyd Gate house tours, neighborhood walking tours, classroom visits and research access for elementary and middle school classrooms in Marin County at no cost to your school.

  • The Boyd Gate House was built in 1879 as a gatehouse and guest house on the estate inherited by famed Arctic explorer and photographer Louise Arner Boyd. Docent-led house tours take one hour and feature a hands-on display of historical artifacts.

  • Historic Walking Tours: We can also offer a docent-led, one-hour historic walking tour of the neighborhood within your school’s proximity, showcasing local buildings, sites or events.

  • Classroom Visits: Our docent will arrive in your classroom with a traveling trunk full of local historic artifacts. During the one-hour visit, we can present a Marin County history Power Point presentation, or we can make butter.

  • Research: The museum’s library can offer you access to a collection of historic photographs, books, publications, and newspaper clippings. The collection highlights Marin County’s indigenous people, founding pioneers, local businesses, neighborhoods, and family histories. Please email your research inquiries to or fill out an online request form.

Our tours and visits can be customized to meet your curriculum needs. Please contact us by telephone or email for more details and scheduling.

Marin History Museum

1125 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901



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