Preserving the History of Morgan Hill
Visit Villa Mira Monte
The Morgan Hill Historical Society invites you to explore the fascinating story of our California community named after local rancher Hiram Morgan Hill. Here you will discover Hiram and Diana's beautiful Queen Anne East Lake/Stick style home built in 1884.
In 2005 a delightful 1911 Craftsman style home, built by a local orchardist in 1911, was moved to the property and is now the Morgan Hill Museum. The Morgan Hill Museum is a repository for archives and object collections, including artifacts, maps, photos, manuscripts, clippings and memorabilia pertaining to the local area and its inhabitants.
Our Centennial History Trail winds through beautiful rose gardens and offers a reflective walk through the historical highlights of our area.
Morgan Hill House
Morgan Hill Museum
Centennial History Trail
Welcome to Villa Mira Monte
Surround yourself with history as you tour the Centennial History Trail and beautiful rose gardens on the grounds of VMM. During the winter months, the grounds are open daily from 8:00am - 5:00pm.
For a more in-depth sense of local history, both the Hiram Morgan Hill House and the Morgan Hill Museum are open on Saturdays from
10:00am - 1:00pm with docents to welcome visitors and provide tours. We look forward to seeing you!
A time-honored tradition is back!
Morgan Hill Historical Society proudly presents
August 27th, 2022 | 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Join us to pay tribute to Morgan Hill’s founding families and individuals who have contributed to our community for more than 50 years. We thank Sheila and Joe Giancola, owners of Rhoades Ranch, for their gracious hospitality in opening their picturesque Morgan Hill historic landmark for this event.
Read about Morgan Hill’s historic Rhoades Ranch and former owner, Harold Thomas, “The Strawberry King,” in gmhTODAY magazine (subscriber content).