The Boyd Gate House 

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


   Frequently Asked Questions   

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Is there an admission fee?

There is a $5.00 fee for each visitor, but members are allowed free admission with their membership card.

Is the Museum wheelchair accessible?

The main exhibit floor of the Boyd Gate House is easily wheelchair-accessible. There is a ramp available on the park side of the building. When you arrive, have someone advise the docent that you require access. You can also call or email a day in advance of your visit and we will anticipate your arrival.

Can I take photos of the exhibit or the house?

Photography of the Boyd Gate House and non-flash photography of our exhibits for personal use is allowed and encouraged. Don’t forget to tag us @marinhistorymuseum in your social media posts!

Are pets allowed? Food and drink?

Animals are not allowed in the Boyd Gate House with the exception of service dogs. Food and drinks are not allowed in the galleries or Research Library.

Are there restrooms?

A restroom is available for visitors to the Boyd Gate House, although wheelchair access is only available from the gate on lower Mission Avenue.

Can I rent The Boyd Gate House?

The facilities are available for rental outside of Museum hours at the rate of $100 per hour, two hour minimum. Please contact for information.

Are there tours of The Boyd Gate House? Can we see what is upstairs?

Guided tours of the entire house are offered once a month. Please see Boyd House Tours for information. 

Can I use the Research Library?

The Research Library is open to the public on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Contact to set up an appointment, or submit a research request online.

Can I volunteer at The Boyd Gate House?

We are always looking for help at the Museum and at our collections facility! Visit our Volunteer page for information and an application.

Is The Boyd Gate House haunted?

For many years, stories of unusual sounds and flickering lights hinted at paranormal occurrences in the house. In 2012, a group of investigators spent the night and recorded their visit, capturing unexplained voices. You can view their findings at our Videos page.  

Marin History Museum

1125 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901



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