Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA 95191- Map It
(408) 947-3636

AAA Editor Notes

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is at 1660 Park Ave. (between Naglee and Randol aves.) in the city's historic Rose Garden neighborhood. The museum building, modeled after the Temple of Amon in Karnkak, Egypt, houses the largest collection of authentic ancient Egyptian artifacts in western North America. The collection includes mummies, ancient ritual objects, textiles, musical instruments, toys, jewelry and objects from daily and temple life. Other highlights include an underground tomb and Babylonian, Sumerian and Assyrian artifacts, including seals and tablets with examples of early writing. Rosicrucian Park is also home to the Rosicrucian Peace Garden, an educational garden authentic to the 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt. It features an outdoor temple, arbor, plants and a reflection pond, as well as the Rosicrucian Planetarium, a research library containing rare books on esoteric and mystical subjects, the Rosicrucian Labyrinth and the Alchemy Garden. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Museum admission $9; $7 (ages 55+ and students with ID); $5 (ages 5-10). Rosicrucian Peace Garden, planetarium and research library free.
Hours: Museum open Wed.-Fri. 9-5, Sat.-Sun. 10-6. Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Rosicrucian Peace Garden open daily 8 a.m.-dusk. Closed major holidays.