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Forest Home Farms Historic Park /Glass House Museum Tours

Open the Second Saturday of Each Month • 10am to 2pm
Glass House Museum Tour at 10am, 11am, 12noon or 1pm
All About the Farm Tour at 11am & 1pm
Enjoy tours of the Glass House Museum, the farm and its history, interactive exhibits, including the tractor museum, and the beautiful grounds. Visit the Welcome Center and purchase old-fashioned toys and gifts at the Gift Shoppe. $5 per person, or $8 per person for both the Farm Tour and the Glass House Museum Tour.

The Glass House Museum is available, by appointment, during the week for private tours for groups of 10 or more. Call (925) 973-3284 for information.

Storytime With the Farmer
Wednesday, April 30 10:00am-11:00am
Ages 3-5 years $5(R/GO)/$6(N) Act#89402

Calling all little Farmers--come to the farm for a morning that is ALL ABOUT SHEEP! Visit Forest Home Farms Historic Park to hear stories, sing songs, create a special springtime craft and visit the sheep.
Children must be accompanied by an adult but only children need to register. Register online at http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/parks/how_register.htm

Sheep Shearing Day

Forest Home Farms Historic Park 2nd Saturday FREE Activities

Open the Second Saturday of Each Month • 10am to 2pm FREE

Glass House Tour: 10am, 11am, 12noon or 1pm
All About the Farm Tour: 11am & 1pm
Enjoy tours of the Glass House Museum, the farm and its history, interactive exhibits,
including the tractor museum, the beautiful grounds and free activities. Visit the
Welcome Center and purchase old-fashioned toys and gifts at the Gift Shoppe. Tours
are $5 per person, or $8 for both tours on the same day.


May 10 – Thinking of Mom

Get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day the way the woman behind the holiday intended. Keep it simple and from the heart. Pen a letter to mom telling her why she is special, so you can deliver it to her on
her day with a white carnation. You can also take the “Are you my mother?” quiz to see if you can match pictures of baby animals with the right mother.

June 14-Buzzing Bees& Beautiful Butterfl ies
Look inside a buzzing hive of live bees. Make a craft, and search the organic garden for bees, butterfl ies, and other interesting insects.


July 12-Windmills and Water
See our 1930’s windmill and discover how it pumped water.


August 9 - Ice Cream Social
Take a tractor ride, try old-fashioned games, and compete in hula hoop, watermelonseed-
spitting, or egg toss contests. Ice cream for sale.

Glass House Museum Victorian Life Education Program Grades 2-5

GLASS HOUSE MUSEUMField trips can be booked Monday thru Friday
Call (925) 973-3284 to reserve your tour

The Glass House Museum is a restored 1877 Victorian Italianate style home located at Forest Home Farms Historic Park in San Ramon. The Victorian Life Education Program is designed for grades 2-5 and corresponds with the State of California History/Social Science curriculum. The field trip includes a tour of the home and age appropriate hands-on activities conducted by trained, costumed docents. The focus of the program is to help the student develop a better understanding of daily life in a Victorian era farm house from the mid to late 1800’s through 1910 in the San Ramon Valley. Field trips are scheduled weekdays and are available on a first come, first served, space available basis.

Group field trips----perfect for scouts and Birthday Parties

Fun with Farm Animals
For children’s groups of 10 or more, ages 5 and up. We have chickens, sheep and horses! On this 45-minute tour you can learn what animals eat, how they are cleaned, sheep-herding, and more! We work with scout groups to fulfill badge requirements. $5 per person.

Dig in and Grow
For children’s groups of 10 or more, ages 5 and up. Come have an adventure in our organic garden! On this 45-minute tour children will learn about the principles of organic gardening, composting, recycling and the role of bees in the garden. This tour will include garden chores and fresh vegetable tastings, when available. $5 per person.

Preschool Fun at the Farm
For preschool groups of 10 or more, ages 3-5 and their chaperones. Come see the sheep, chickens, garden tractors, and more! We’ll sing some farm songs and enjoy some hands-on activities. There’s lots of fun waiting for you at the farm! $5 per person.

All About the Farm
This tour provides the background and history of Forest Home Farms Historic Park. Learn about the Boone Family that purchased the farm in 1899 and see all the buildings and exhibits including the Tractor Museum with over 30 restored antique tractors. For families and groups of 10 or more. $5 per person

Glass House Museum Victorian Farm Life
For groups of 10 or more, ages 5-up and their chaperones. The field trip includes a tour of the home and age appropriate hands-on activities conducted by trained, costumed docents. The focus of the program is to help children develop a better understanding of daily life in a Victorian era farm house from the mid to late 1800’s through 1910 in the San Ramon Valley. $5 per person.

See the flyer for more information: Forest Home Farms Tours

Support Forest Home Farms Historic Park

The San Ramon Historic Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit that raises funds for historic preservation.  Here is a link to their website.  www.srhf.org

Volunteer at Forest Home Farms and the Glass House Museum

Benefits of Volunteering at Forest Home Farms Historic Park

  • Meet others who share your interests in history, education and the San Ramon Valley
  • Work at San Ramon's only historic site-on the register of National Historic Places
  • Be of valuable service to the community, families and children
  • Assist with preserving our local heritage
  • Volunteer get-together's including parties and field trips
  • Have fun at the farm!

Click here for more information on volunteering

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