If you admire architecture and appreciate the essence of historic design, then add the Rose Garden neighborhood to your must-see list. This quiet and beautifully manicured residential area is one of San Jose’s oldest neighborhoods, complete with famous architecturally designed homes dating back to the 1800s.
San Jose Municipal Rose Garden is the cornerstone of the neighborhood and was deemed “America’s Best Rose Garden.” The 5½ acre garden features more than 3,500 rose shrubs with nearly 200 varieties represented year-long. If you like colorful surroundings and serenity, take your camera and go enjoy a relaxing stroll or picnic under a redwood on the lush grass.
Discover the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium, architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak. The museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America. We encourage you to take a tour with a docent to learn all about ancient Egyptian burial practices, the afterlife, gods, kings and pharaohs. From mummies to exhibits and a rock-cut tomb replica, rest assured you’ll be on a journey of discovery.