United States California Mountain View

Computer History Museum

A museum in Mountain View, CA, dedicated to preserving the artifacts and stories of the Information Age's global computing revolution.

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Located in Mountain View, California, the Computer History Museum features a vast collection of artifacts, exhibits, and interactive displays that document the history of computing from its earliest days to the present. Visitors can explore iconic machines like the Enigma machine used by the Germans during World War II, the first Apple computer, and the Cray-1 supercomputer. The museum also showcases the stories of the people who contributed to the development of computing, including pioneers like Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing. Through its comprehensive exhibits and educational programs, the Computer History Museum provides a unique perspective on the role that computing technology has played in shaping the world we live in today.

explorelosaltos 1 year ago

The Computer History Museum, located in Mountain View, California, stands as one of Silicon Valley's top attractions, drawing visitors from around the world interested in the history and evolution of computing technology. With an expansive collection of artifacts, interactive exhibits, and educational programs, the museum offers an in-depth look at the milestones that have shaped the digital age, from early computing machines to the latest in artificial intelligence. This museum is a must-see destination for tech enthusiasts and history buffs alike, providing a unique glimpse into the inventions and innovations that have fueled Silicon Valley's global technological dominance.

explorelosaltos 5 months ago

Geek out while strolling rare artifacts and tech treasures from the past.

chiefseeker 3 years ago

History and artifacts from Silicon Valley!

chiefseeker 2 years ago

Computer History Museum Guides

  • Top attractions in Silicon Valley

    explorelosaltos (Explore Los Altos )
    Silicon Valley isn't just a global hub for innovation and the birthplace of the world's leading tech companies; it's also a fascinating destination with a myriad of attractions that promise to captivate the curious mind. From the tech-savvy visitor eager to explore the origins of the biggest tech giants to the nature enthusiast looking for a tranquil escape, Silicon Valley has it all. As we delve into the top attractions this vibrant pocket of California has to offer, you'll find a compelling mix of history, science, natural beauty, and of course, cutting-edge technology that reflects the area's unique culture. Here's a list that covers the must-visit spots that are sure to enrich your experience in this remarkable part of the world.
  • Tech History Trail

    explorelosaltos (Explore Los Altos )
    Ever wonder where Jobs and Wozniak built the first Apple computer or Sergei Brin and Larry Page wrote the first lines of code that would become Google? On this Tech History Trail, you'll follow the paths of some of the most iconic tech companies, from their garage startup roots to the utopian mega-campuses they are today.
  • Local’s Guide to Silicon Valley

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    Silicon Valley is the birthplace of tech and home to corporate giants such as Facebook, Google and Apple and prestigious institutions such as Stanford. With beautiful weather year-round, hundreds of parks and pathways buzzing with academics and dreamers and rich history around every corner, theres a reason I’ve called Silicon Valley home for the past 20 years. #seekerchallenge
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  • Hometown Guide to Los Altos

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    Welcome to Los Altos! I’ve lived here for over 20 years, and I’ve been lucky to explore the best my hometown — and the Greater Bay Area— has to offer. Here are my all-time favorite restaurants, bars and attractions. Whether you’re a local or tourist, these are places you absolutely can’t miss.