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Filoli Guided Tours, Hikes, and Walks

Contact

Email: tours@filoli.org

Phone: (650) 364–8300,
extension 509
Fax: (650) 367–0724

For Large Groups

For group tours or group lunches of 12 or more, contact Visitor Services at (650) 364–8300, extension 509.


More Information
Filoli Visitor Map
Filoli Visitor Map

A detailed layout of the House, Gardens and pathways.

For best results, print on 8.5x14 paper. Requires Acrobat Reader. Full Color Versions available at the Visitor and Education Center upon arrival.

Ironwork detail of a Filoli gateIronwork detail of a Filoli gate. Photo by: Donnetta Murray

We offer a variety of guided tours, unique hikes and walks to help enrich your Filoli experience. All tours are free with the price of admission. Prepaid advanced reservations are recommended, especially during April and May.

Groups at Filoli are considered 12 or more. Please call Visitor Services for group rate information.

House & Garden Tours

Guided by Filoli volunteer docents, these tours last approximately two hours. An hour is spent in the House and an hour is spent in the Garden. The walking is at a casual pace as the docents talk about each area. Tour times are Tuesday through Saturday at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm. During April and May there is an additional tour at 11:30 am.

Sunday Tours— For A Limited Time!

Take a docent–guided one–hour tour of the House or Gardens on Sundays in June and July. Plan to spend the day at Filoli, with lunch in the Café, and join us for both tours! Walk–ins only, no need to register in advance.

Nature Preserve Hikes

Filoli offers a wide range of hikes and walks through its Nature Preserve throughout the year for adults, families, and groups. For more information, see the flyer, Filoli Nature Experiences for Friends and Families (PDF 448K) and Filoli Nature Education for Schools (PDF 449K).

Guided Hikes and Walks

Nature Hikes

Nature Hikes

Saturday Nature Hikes — A benefit of membership!
Saturdays through July 25 (except May 9 and July 4)*;
Wednesday, July 22 and Friday, July 24
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve has more than seven miles of trails crisscrossing six different types of native California habitats? Join experienced Nature Education Docents on a guided two–hour hike along some of these well–maintained trails. Experience the beauty and tranquility of our nature preserve while learning about our natural environment and the wildlife that makes Filoli their home.

Fee: members FREE; non–members $20 adults, $10 children. Children 5 years and older are welcome. Non–member fee includes same day admission to the House and Garden. Please discuss any physical limitations with your docent before you head out. For safety reasons (narrow, steep, and rocky) strollers and wheelchairs cannot be accommodated on the trails.

*There are no hikes in August. Some Special Events include nature hikes; Special Event prices apply. Please visit our Calendar of Events for 2015 Special Event dates.

*Except on Special Event days.

orchard walk

 

Orchard Walks

Daytime Walks, beginning June 6, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Evening Walks, beginning June 17, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Led by Filoli Orchard Docents
The Gentlemen’s Orchard at Filoli is 6.8 acres in size and includes over 600 fruit tree varieties including apples, pears, plums, quince, apricots, nectarines, plums, nuts and more. It is an eclectic connoisseur’s collection of European and American varieties of fruits grown for the enjoyment of the family of the estate. Take a walk in our orchard and learn more about this defining landscape feature, taste fruit (when available) right off the tree and discover what Filoli is doing to conserve not only the rare fruits but the traditions of this unique heirloom orchard.

Fee: FREE for members: non–members $20 adults, $10 children. Children 7 and older are welcome. Non–member fee for morning walks includes same day admission to the House and Garden. For safety reasons (narrow, steep and rocky) strollers and wheelchairs cannot be accommodated in the Orchard.

*Orchard Walks are also available during our summer program, Discovering Nature at Filoli and during Autumn at Filoli Festival on September 27.

Dining Options for Groups

Groups of 8 – 20

For your convenience the Café at Filoli offers you the opportunity to order box lunches. This gives you designated seating in the Café. The price is $17.00 per box lunch. The box includes a sandwich, side salad, brownie/cookie and beverage. A 50 percent deposit is due at booking. Final order and non–refundable payment is required two weeks prior to visit. For information on tour reservation and group lunch options please email tours@filoli.org or phone Visitor Service at 650–364–8300, ext 208.
Picnicking is not allowed at Filoli. Filoli is NOT available for fundraisers, auctions (live or silent), political events, parties, celebrations, weddings or commitment ceremonies.

Groups of 21 or larger

Please contact Filoli Visitor Services about group rental options. Please email tours@filoli.org or phone (650) 364–8300, ext. 208