The Patterson House

Visiting the Patterson House


Tour the beautifully restored Patterson House Museum. Discover the history of this 19-room Queen Anne Victorian farmhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places which operates as a museum of local history and Victorian life. Tours are led by docents dressed in 19th century clothing. Check for availability at the Train Station upon your arrival. Info: (510) 791-4196 or email rkiehn@fremont.gov

ARDENWOOD HISTORIC FARM offers a glimpse into life on a family farm between 1890 and 1930. Step back in time as you explore the remnants of the once vast estate of George and Clara Patterson, whose family farmed the land for over 100 years, beginning in the 1850s. East Bay Regional Park District has operated the property as a fully functioning, turn-of-the-last-century farm since 1985. More information is available at www.ebparks.org/ardenwood


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Georgia's Hummingbird Photo Exhibit 

The Patterson House at Ardenwood Historic Farm is proud to present a photo exhibit entitled GEORGIA'S HUMMINGBIRDS. The photographers are part of the many groups who routinely visit Ardenwood to take photos of Georgia’s magical hummingbirds. The hummingbirds seem magical as they fly in and out of the water or sit on the edge of the fountain. The photos are on display until Sunday, November 14, 2021 and are part of the regular tour of the Patterson House. Photographers include: Don Do, Michael Lee, Sharon Osberg, Hai Ta, and Mark Speaker Yuan.

Tour the beautifully restored Patterson House Museum and discover the history of this 19-room Queen Anne Victorian farmhouse. Ardenwood Historic Farm  offers a glimpse into life on a family farm between 1890 and 1930. Step back in time as you explore the remnants of the once vast estate of George and Clara Patterson, whose family farmed the land for over 100 years, beginning in the 1850s. East Bay Regional Park District has operated the property as a fully functioning, turn-of-the-last-century farm since 1985.

For additional details, contact Rena Kiehn by email or call (510) 791-4196.

  1. TOURS
  2. Park Admission

Historic Days

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. Due to COVID, train rides are not in operation.

House Tours

Days: Thursdays, Fridays, & Sundays

Tickets are available at Arden Station (entry point near parking lot) to guarantee yourself a spot. There is a house capacity and facemasks are required for those over 2 years old.

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE - PLEASE VERIFY CURRENT OPERATIONS & HOURS at www.ebparks.org/ardenwood  CURRENTLY, ENTRANCE TO THE FARM IS DISCOUNTED DUE TO NO TRAIN & FULL HOUSE TOURS. 

TypeLength
AgesTime
Tot Tours20 minutesFamilies w/children under 6 years11:00am & 2:00pm
Regular Tours 45 minutesAges 6 & up11:30am & 2:30pm
Parlor Tours 7 minutesAll Ages1:00pm & 2:00pm

 

Please note: there are no Patterson House tours on Tuesday, Wednesday (OR SATURDAY in 2021) and the Farm is closed on Mondays.

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