Facility Rentals

Host a Party on the beautiful grounds

Interested in leasing a venue?

Contact the museum at:

(209) 331-2055
for more information


Venue 1:

Erickson Multiuse Room

The Erickson Multiuse room is a prime space for meetings, workshops, small lectures, and professional development trainings. The space includes access to WiFi, a full-service kitchen, 8’ by 14’ display screen, projector, complimentary office supplies, whiteboard space, in addition to requested chairs and tables.

The 850 square foot space comfortably seats up to 30, and furniture can be rearranged upon request.

Venue Walled Garden

Venue 2:

The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden is a secluded space perfect for your next outdoor luncheon, party, or lecture. Enclosed by oaks, redwoods, a waterfall, and a museum exhibit building, the Garden provides a comfortable and private venue for your next event.

The space comfortably seats up to 100. Tables and chairs will be arranged upon request.


Venue 3:

Ledbetter Family Barn

The Ledbetter Family Barn provides a uniquely modern twist on the traditional barn. With insulation, windows, and skylights, the indoor space is illuminated during the day, and can be decked out with lamps or LED lights in the evening. The Barn is best suited for birthday dinners, company parties, or larger lectures.

The barn seats up to 150. A half-service kitchen and staging area are included in all rentals.

The 850 square foot space comfortably seats up to 30, and furniture can be rearranged upon request.

Oak Forest Lawn​ table setup

Venue 4:

Oak Forest Lawn

The San Joaquin Historical Museum is proud to provide outdoor ecological exhibits depicting the rich ecologies of San Joaquin County. As part of our efforts, we have restored a California Valley Oak Forest ecosystem on our grounds. Situated on the periphery of this exhibit, the Oak Forest Lawn is our large event space. With seating for up to 300, this space is perfect for a company picnic, gala dinner, or barbecue.

Power hook ups are included. Extra fees will be excised for excessive cleanup efforts on the part of our staff.


Venue 5:

Cortopassi Exhibit Hall

The Cortopassi/Avansino exhibit building houses the Museum’s renowned “Innovations in Agriculture exhibit, showcasing San Joaquin County’s history of invention in the agricultural industry. With a seating capacity of 75, this space is perfect for company parties, cocktail hours, or meet-and-greets.

Cortopassi Exhibit Hall Venue

Rental Policies

  • Tables/chair rentals, catering and decoration is the responsibility of the renter
  • Proof of event insurance is required for all rentals
  • For events including alcohol, paid-for security is mandatory
  • Clean-up is the responsibility of the leasing party

For more info, contact museum staff at (209) 331-2055  or info@sanjoaquinhistory.org