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Filoli is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Member Benefits — New for 2017

The most rewarding way to enjoy Filoli’s historic House and Garden is to become a member!

When you become a member of Filoli not only will you be supporting the preservation and conservation of this beautiful estate, you will be entitled to benefits including unlimited visits, exclusive member events, and special discounts on education programs and member exclusives.

See the details below to choose the membership level you will most enjoy. Your membership is tax–deductible to the extent allowed by law.

New this year: 20% senior discount on all basic levels (65 and older, available on site with valid I.D. or for senior renewals only.) Renewal notices will include a discount code to use at checkout.

Basic Member Benefits

Household is one or two adults and any children living in the home under 18 years of age.
Please call us at 650–364–8300, ext. 508 or visit Filoli to purchase a membership with the Senior Discount.


Individual Senior


Household Senior


Premier Senior
Unlimited free admission to the House and Garden* X X X
NEW Extended open hours in 2017 X X X
NEW 20% discounted admission for 4 guests every visit X X X
Invitations to exclusive member events X X X
Advance registration and discounts on select events
Please see Filoli's Ticket Purchase Policy
Discounts on classes, hikes, and walks X X X
Access to Filoli’s libraries during select hours X X X
Quarterly Filoli Magazine delivered to your home X X X
NEW 10% discount in the Filoli Shop** (excludes Holiday events) X X X
Discount at select Filoli partners** X X X
FREE membership to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Includes quarterly issues of Preservation Magazine and discounted admission to Trust sites. X X X
Discount subscriptions on select magazines X X X
Single–use guest admission passes with guided tour     2 passes
FREE House and Garden tours     X
FREE guest for each household with every visit     X
* Valid during normal operating season. Not valid on Special Event days.
** Must present current Filoli Membership Card.


Filoli Circle Member Benefits

All of the benefits of the Basic Level membership above, plus:

Single–use guest admission passes with guided tour 4 passes 8 passes 10 passes 12 passes
Access to Filoli’s libraries by appointment x x x x
Additional 10% discount in the Filoli Shop** (20% total; excludes Holiday events) x x x x
Gift certificate to use for lecture, program, or class x x x x
Invitaton to an annual Director’s Reception   x x x
FREE Estate Portrait Session ($500 value)***   x x x
Annual private behind-the-scenes estate tour     x x
10% discount on estate rental***     x x
Annual private luncheon for members and guests       x
* Valid during normal operating season. Not valid on Special Event days.
** Must present current Filoli Membership Card.
*** Subject to availability, contract required, excludes weddings.

Filoli Member Benefit Reservation Information

Member Benefit Events: Twilight Strolls
Your membership makes you eligible, space permitting, to attend one event each calendar year. Advance reservations are required. A member may reserve according to his or her membership level, as follows:

  • Individual members 1 space.
  • Household & Premier members 2 spaces for either one Twilight Stroll.
  • Filoli Circle Level members 3 spaces for either one Twilight Stroll.

Library Chats
Current members may reserve Library Chats according to their membership levels, as follows:

  • Individual members 1 space for each Chat.
  • Household & Premier members 2 spaces for each Chat.
  • Filoli Circle Level members 3 spaces for each Chat.

Additional Information
For additional information or to reserve by phone, please call Member Services Monday through Friday, 9:00 am–4:00 pm at (650) 364–8300, ext. 508.

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Exclusive Member Events

Once again Filoli will offer events designed exclusively to thank Filoli members for their vital membership support. Your membership makes you eligible to attend ONE Member Benefit Event each year, space permitting. Your membership level determines how many places you are allowed to reserve for the one event you choose to attend. For complete information or to register for a Twilight Stroll, call 650–364–8300, extension 508, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Mr. and Mrs. Bourn enjoy the Garden.

Twilight Stroll

Tuesday, June 13, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Reservations begin Tuesday, April 25)

If you have never attended a Twilight Stroll, this will be a wonderful opportunity to see what you have been missing as we continue Filoli’s Centennial, celebrating the Year of the Garden.

As Filoli’s 2017 centennial celebration focuses on the Garden, we encourage you to explore the gardens, beautiful in June’s twilight. In the High Place, you will see the plaque inscribed “Festina Lente.” This plaque provided the theme for this year’s Stroll: “Festina Lente”— Make Haste Slowly—100 Years in the Life of a Garden. The Summer Sculpture installations, keyed to Filoli’s own garden art, and aptly titled “Filoli Inspirations,” make distinctive counterpoints to the lovely botanical displays. Explore the Greenhouses this evening, a very unusual treat, and find out how the hundreds and hundreds of young plants are nurtured to fill beds and containers.

Before touring the gardens, please explore the house, and especially the seldom–open Grand Staircase. The upstairs hallway displays a very special photography exhibit showcasing the garden over the last 100 years. The Conservation Laboratory, classrooms and library will be open as well. Head Curator Julie Bly DeVere will be on hand and delighted to answer your questions.

Enjoy appetizers and drinks on the Dining Room Terrace and Tennis Court, and live music on the tennis court, where The Fabulous JewelTones will sing.

This wonderful member event fills up quickly, so please make your reservation beginning, Tuesday, April 25.

No charge; open to Filoli Members only by advance registration. New this year: members can purchase a single $25 guest ticket, limited quantity available.

  • Sold Out
  • If you have already reserved your place and would like to purchase an additional guest ticket for $25, please call the ticketing office at (650) 364-8300 ext 508.
  • This event repeats on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Reservations will open Monday, August 7, 2017.
orchard bloom at Filoli

Filoli Orchard Bloom by Liz Hutnick.©

Library Chats— Informal Talks for Filoli Members

Come upstairs into the once private quarters of the Bourns and Roths and take an armchair journey of exploration with the Library Chats. Topics as varied as architecture, landscape design, fine arts, gardening, native life, historic families, and culture are presented periodically in the Sterling Library, Filoli’s reference library. Take advantage of your membership and join us for a Chat.

Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, these talks take place in the Sterling Library on the second floor of the historic House. Access to this library is by stairs only. For questions about accessibility, please contact Filoli’s Head Curator and Collection Manager, Julie Bly DeVere at (650) 364–8300, extension 205 or

Current members may reserve seats according to their membership level:
1 space per Chat for Individual members;
2 spaces for Household and Premier members; Dual, and Family members
3 spaces for Filoli Circle Level members.
A note about the Friends and Sterling Libraries:
Filoli’s circulating and reference libraries are a membership benefit at no extra cost that provides continuing education and practical guides through books, videos, and talks.

Earthquakes and the San Andreas Fault:
Geologic Studies at Filoli and In Northern California

Saturday, March 25, 10:30 am
Presenter: Dr. Carol Prentice of the USGS Earthquake Science Center

Beyond Filoli’s House and Garden

Thursday, May 25, 10:30 am
Presenter: Filoli Docent Don Andersen
Join Don’s virtual tour of the more remote areas of the Estate including structures and features within the nature preserve, the green house area, the cemetery, and the water system.

“How Old is that Tree?” A Photo Tour of Filoli’s Sentinels

Thursday, August 17, 1:30 pm
Presenter: Library and Collections, and Garden Volunteer Susan Dunn

Filoli’s Vineyard

Tuesday, October 3, 1:30 pm
Presenter: Orchard Interpretation Volunteer, and House and Garden Docent Carolyn Curtis
Tucked into a far corner of our historic Gentlemen’s Orchard is a collection of dozens of American hybrid table grapes, mostly varieties of which you have never heard. Here’s your chance to learn more about them.