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Murray Schoolhouse

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Admission Fee

Free of charge ($2 - $4 for group tours)

Schoolhouse History
In 1856, early Dublin settlers built the original Murray School on Flanagan Lane; however, it soon became apparent that the boggy ground was subject to flooding. With horse and oxen, the settlers moved the schoolhouse to Dublin Canyon Road.  Here, the schoolhouse resided for over 100 years...its walls reverberating with the laughter of children.

Eventually, the growing community outgrew the one-room schoolhouse and built new schools. With the widening of I-580, community growth in the 1970s threatened the old schoolhouse, and the old building stood in the way. The building was again on the move - this time moved by modern house movers. The schoolhouse now has a permanent home on the Dublin Heritage Park and Museum grounds.

The Schoolhouse Is Now a Museum
Follow the journey of Dublin settlers - three Irish teenagers who crossed the Atlantic; trail-blazed to California in 1836; built homesteads in Dublin in 1850; and built the Murray Schoolhouse in 1856. The museum allows you to follow their journey and Dublin's story - past, and present. This all-new exhibit is perfect for:
  • Enrichment programs
  • Family members of all ages
  • Out-of-town visitors
  • School, youth, and Scout groups

Visit the playhouse, reading lounge, general store, and a variety of interpretive exhibits.