Visiting the Beethoven Center

Beethoven Fortepiano

Operating Hours

We are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; Fridays 11 am - 5 pm, and Saturdays from 1 pm - 5 pm. Dr. Richard Sogg demonstrates the historical keyboard instrument every Wednesday. Please note May 23 - June 19 we will be closed. For any questions, please email

Please note that we are closed on the following days/holidays:

March 31
May 23 - June 15
June 19
Jul 4
Sep 4
Nov 10, 23, 24
Dec 25, 26, 27, 28

Weekly Keyboard Demonstrations

Dr. Sogg demonstrates on keyboards on Wednesdays from 2-2:45pm

Dr. Richard Sogg (pictured left) demonstrates the historical keyboard instruments every Wednesday. No appointment is required.




Location & Parking

The Beethoven Center is located on the fifth floor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library on the campus of San José State University in downtown San José. We are in Room 580 in the Special Collections area.

The address is 150 E. San Fernando Street, at the corner of S. Fourth and San Fernando streets. Public parking is available in the Fourth Street Garage across the street (at 44 S. Fourth St.) and other nearby garages and lots. Metered street parking may also be available.

Group Visits

Group size is currently limited to a maximum of 20 people and we ask if you can please email to notify us if you are planning on visiting with a large group.

Additional Information for Visitors