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Attractions in San Anselmo, CA
San Anselmo, CA Attractions

Although San Anselmo is a relatively small town of only 12,000 people, there are many attractions and things to do here that draw on its rich history, beautiful landscape and charming community. San Anselmo is situated between San Francisco and Napa wine country and is influenced by the people and atmosphere of the surrounding area. Catering to a variety of interests and a diverse population, there is an assortment of things to do in town, from historical sites and educational opportunities to specialty shops and natural wonders.  

American Legion Log Cabin
120 Veterans Place
San Anselmo, CA 94960
415-456-0834

With a full kitchen, working fireplace, stage and full bar, this historic cabin is available to rent for meetings or parties. The cabin includes the downstairs bar, the “Dugout,” which is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. This is a popular place to go for inexpensive drinks and free pool. You can also enjoy darts, video games, a shuffleboard table and dice pinball.

San Anselmo Historical Museum
110 Tunstead Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 258-4659
Website: www.SanAnselmoHistory.org

Offering historical records of San Anselmo’s notables, from people and neighborhoods to businesses and events, the historical museum has put together a comprehensive timeline that traces the history of the area from the Miwoks’ days to the glory of the railroad and the founding of the San Francisco Theological Seminary. The museum displays photographs, presents videotapes and oral histories. It also provides a Children’s Corner for kids to have fun and learn about the town at the same time. The museum is open on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon, and Saturdays, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. On the first Saturday of every month, there is a Friends of the Library book sale. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month.

Robson-Harrington House
237 Crescent Rd
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 258-4640
Click here for reservations

The Robson-Harrington House is a 20th century mansion with extensive grounds that are part of San Anselmo’s community garden. It has an interior space available for rental. Originally home to Edwin K. Wood, a local shipping and lumber magnate, and his wife, the property was purchased by the Robsons in 1923. They are the ones to develop the gardens and build the walls around the estate. In 1968, the family bequeathed the property to the town, when it was renamed the Robson-Harrington park in memory of Kernan Robson’s parents. Now the parks are kept up by community members who oversee small plots. If you would like to reserve a picnic spot, call to inquire.

Carnegie Library
110 Tunstead Ave
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Website: www.carnegie-libraries.org/california/sananselmo.html

San Anselmo’s public library is an original Carnegie library built in 1915 in the Spanish Revival style, with a red tile roof, decorative tiles and arched windows. The library is adjacent to town hall and connected by a wisteria-covered arbor that replicates the rafters of the library and contributes to the Old California feel of the building. The library was finally constructed in 1915 after the Women’s Improvement Club of San Anselmo began fundraising in 1910, not believing that the small town of 1,531 would qualify for a Carnegie grant. However, Judge Morrow, a Carnegie trustee and local federal judge, recognized their efforts and granted them $10,000 in 1914. Updates were made to the building in 1960, when the original rectangle building was squared with an addition to the rear. However, the Craftsman detailing was maintained.