THEN & NOW
The distinctive culture of the Tri-Valley area dates back centuries.
Its history, filled with frontierspeople and immigrants, has fostered
a unique spirit of local pride, collaboration and innovation that lives
on to this day.
HISTORY COMES ALIVE
IN THE TRI-VALLEY, EVERYTHING IS DEEPLY
CONNECTED TO THE PAST.
Historical insights can be gleaned in every town
throughout the Tri-Valley. For instance, Dublin’s
Heritage Park and Museums are made up of
Pioneer Cemetery; the region’s oldest Catholic
church, St. Raymond (1859); the Murray Schoolhouse;
and the Kolb House, a 1911 Craftsman
bungalow that now operates as a museum. Dublin
Camp Parks Military History Center preserves the
old military base, which was known as Fleet City
during World War II.
In Danville, an oak tree thought to be 350 years
old stands on Diablo Road, and its likeness serves
as the town’s logo. The historic Railroad Depot
nearby houses the culturally rich Museum of the
San Ramon Valley.
In Pleasanton, sign up for a historic walking
tour with the Museum on Main. Don’t miss
Alviso Adobe, a community park that offers a
rich interpretive history of the Amador Valley,
from its Native American roots to the present day.
Even the wines here are steeped in tradition.
Wente Vineyards, which started in 1883, produced
the first labeled chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and
semillon in the country. Today, most of the chardonnay
grapes in California descend from Wente
clones. Concannon Vineyard, founded the same
year, made one of the first Bordeaux-style wines in
California. Clones of its California cabernet provided
the basis for the cab frenzy of the past 40 years.
In addition, the area boasts numerous historic
homes, such as Ravenswood in Livermore and
Pleasanton’s Century House, both of which are
available for weddings and special events.
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Livermore Train Depot