Redwood City is rich in history and local lore. As the oldest city in San Mateo County, Redwood City has a long and illustrious history. Originally a port town during the Gold Rush, Redwood City became the County Seat of the newly formed San Mateo County in 1856. Since its incorporation in 1867 the city has grown into a vital and diverse community with thriving neighborhoods, commerce, government, technology and manufacturing.  As we draw near the city's 150th anniversary we invite you to look back on and celebrate our past. Learn more about our interesting people and historic events through our blog and photo galleries.




Don't miss out on all of the celebrations leading up to our 150th anniversary.


Stay up to date with news and announcements about the 150th celebrations.


Travel back in time with our photo galleries.                          



Sesquicentennial Committee

The committee includes a diverse group of civic and community leaders collaborating with City of Redwood City staff to organize and inform locals about our 150th anniversary. To get involved, donate, or learn about sponsorship opportunities go to www.rwc150.org.