Venue #4a6f66bff964a52013d61fe3

1664 Park Ave (at Naglee Ave)
San Jose, CA 95126
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm


  • In 1928 the museum first opened in the administration building of AMORC, but as the collection of artifacts grew, so did the museum.It was permanently moved here in 1995 W/all of Harvey Lewis pieces.
  • Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in western North America from pre-dynastic times to Egypt's early Islamic era.
  • $5 for kids, $9 for adults. Over 4,000 artifacts from Egyptian culture which is the largest in the North American west. Lots of fun and education for families.
  • Download the audio tour from the website before entering :-)
  • I remember going here as a kid. Will have to check it out again!
  • Use your AAA card for an admission discount.
  • It's closed M and T
  • A little sadder and more run down than I remember from my youth. No mention of the audio tour or passport stamp when we paid. Make sure to bring a camera that can take non-flash pictures in low light.
  • Been going here forever. Be sure you check out the cat mummies and kids should get a little passport for $.50 and get it stamped at each of the stations.
  • The "RC" designation is related to the Rosicrucianism filing system, not the age of the item. Anyway, fantastic pieces.
  • Awesome exhibits, tomb tour is a must see, beautiful vast grounds, NO GIFT SHOP.
  • Beautiful construction and wonderful ancient Egyptian exhibit.
  • Really disappointed. Great collection but poor site. My mom has trouble walking and needs a cane but she couldn't make it through much of the space because of all the stairs.
  • Always one of my favorites, as a child and an adult.
  • Mummies, senet, cuneiform
  • A nice surprise in San Jose
  • There's an ankh outside.
  • Incredible collection of Egyptian artifacts. Check out the cat mummies
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Get there before 5pm. Wed.-Sun.

Nearby places

San Jose, CA 95126
Naglee Ave. (at Dana Ave.)
1700 Park Ave