The Patterson House


This facility is closed due to COVID-19. Click here for the full list of Recreation & Park closures.

City of Fremont facilities remain closed through May 31, 2020. This aligns with the April 29, 2020, Shelter In Place Order, issued by the Alameda County Public Health Department, in coordination with six bay area counties and the City of Berkeley, announced for residents in the Bay Area to stay home through May 31, 2020 to help slow the spread and reduce future impact on local hospitals from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Given some of the updated regulations in the new Order, the City will continue to publish regular updates for the community.

Visiting the Patterson House

Our 16 room Victorian-era Queen Anne mansion is seated on 205 acres to the north of Silicon Valley. Filled with original furnishings, we operate as a museum offering a multitude of events and programming for the community.


Historic House Tours are offered Thursday through Sunday from April through mid-December. 
PLEASE NOTE: There is a three-week break with no tours conducted each year before Thanksgiving until the end
of November while we prepare for Christmas Splendor at the Patterson House.
In 2019, we will be closed from November 10 -29 with our preparation.
December tours start Saturday, November 30 and conclude Sunday, December 15th - the last two weeks tours run Thursday to Sunday.

The Patterson House @ Ardenwood Historic Farm

Farm Admission Adults    
​(Ages 18-61)
​(62 & up)
​(Ages 4-17)
​3 & under
Historic Days (Th, Fri,Sun)                 $6 $5 $4 Free
Non-Historic Days (Tu, Wed, Sat)  $4 $3 $2 Free
House Tour fee (Sa)
​in addition to Farm Admission
$3 $3 $2 Free

On Historic Days, there are also additional activities offered around the farm like the train ride, farm chores, etc. Check the schedule at front entrance to see what is offered that day.

On Saturdays, in order to have a Patterson House tour, you would pay the discounted rate to enter the farm at the front gate and pay the additional fees at the entrance of the house. There are no train rides unless it is a special event day. Some Saturdays include farmyard activities - check the schedule. 

There are no Patterson House tours on Tuesday or Wednesday and the Farm is closed on Mondays