Morgan Hill Historical Society

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A rich past and a bright future...

Visit Villa Mira Monte



Fridays: 12:00 - 3:00PM

Saturdays: 10:00 - 1:00PM


17860 Monterey Street

Morgan Hill, CA 95037



(408) 779-5755


The Morgan Hill Historical Society invites you to explore the fascinating story of our California community named after local rancher Hiram Morgan Hill. If the stories in these pages pique your interest, we hope you will come and visit us at Villa Mira Monte (VMM), what remains of the Ranch established in 1884 by Hiram Morgan Hill and his wife Diana Murphy Hill. This 2.5-acre history park is listed on the National Registry of Historic Landmarks.


While at VMM you will discover Hiram and Diana’s beautiful Queen Anne/East Lake Stick style home built in1884. In 2005 a delightful 1911 Craftsman style home, builtby a local orchardist in 1911, was moved to the property and is now the Morgan Hill Museum. Our Centennial History Trail winds through beautiful rose gardens and offers a reflective walk through history highlights of our area.


Our organization is supported by many volunteers and by a membership of local residents who truly value history. We believe in preserving Morgan Hill’s past for future generations and educating students to celebrate our rich history in order to create a strong sense of place.



Looking for something fun and educational this weekend? Visit Villa Mira Monte's Regional Wine Tasting Room in the historic Hiram Morgan Hill House Discover new wine, understand how to pair wine and chocolate, learn about California's first premium wine growing region - the Santa Clara Valley! Featuring Paradise Valley Vineyard and Twice the Vice Spirited Chocolates Quality Bordeaux Wine from Paradise! Founded in 2002, Paradise Valley Vineyard produces both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from their serene vineyard nestled at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains in a valley just west of Morgan Hill's El Toro peak. Meet the Winery owners! Paradise Valley Vineyard Discover Spirited Chocolate! Sample hand-crafted dark-chocolate truffles infused with top-shelf liquors, adding new dimensions to fine chocolate. Indulge and share or give as the perfect gift to win over
bosses and in-laws. Wine tasting fee: $5.00 Must be 21 to taste/purchase wine and chocolate Great starting point for local wine tasting and downtown dining! Open: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

THERE WILL NOT BE WINE TASTING ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19th! Saturday and Sunday, September 20 ~
Saturday and Sunday, October 3-4 & 17-18
Saturday and Sunday, November 14-15 & 21-22
Saturday and Sunday, December 12-13

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