United States California Mountain View

Computer History Museum

The world's leading facility dedicated to preserving and showcasing the history and evolution of technology, specifically computers and their impact.

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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 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 1 year ago

Computer History Museum Lists

  • 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
  • Event Spaces in the Bay Area

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    We are planning our son's bar mitzvah. Creating a list in case it's useful to others.
  • 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.