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Step Back In time — Music and Dress of the 1920s

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$50 Filoli members;
$60 non–members.

Monday – Friday:
9:00 am–4:00 pm
(650) 364-8300, extension 508

Ticket sales will close at 2:15 pm on Thursday, July 17.

Sculpture In The Garden

New this summeró a stunning collection of sculpture by local artists will be on display throughout the property. Look for displays along the road after you enter the gate and in the House and Garden.

Garden and Gift Shop

Visit the Filoli Garden and Gift Shop. There is always something beautiful to tempt you!

Thursday, July 17 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tickets are on sale now. Advanced ticket purchase is required.

Group enjoying Step Back In Time 2013
Imagine the way you might have dressed if you were a guest at Filoli in the 1920s.

You are invited to “Step Back In Time,” here at the Filoli estate with an evening garden party that you and your friends won’t want to miss!

If you are a fan of “Downton Abbey” or “The Great Gatsby” and like a great garden party, you will enjoy this evening as Filoli “steps back in time” with music and dress of the 1920s. Come to the party in period dress (optional) or don your fedora and be surrounded by those who have also dressed for the occasion. Enjoy a rare opportunity to stroll the House and Garden during the evening light and take in the majesty of this country estate.

Your evening also includes music, passed hors d’oeuvres, and drinks, (white wine, iced tea, sparkling water, and craft beer.) All served by Filoli staff and volunteers in period dress reminiscent of the Bourn’s 1920s household staff. Craft beer is generously provided by 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco.

As you arrive and “step” into the 1920s landscape, you will be greeted by live music performed by Andrea Shippy and Flip Casey playing early jazz favorites, including the Charleston. Make your way to the House and admire circa 1920s automobiles on display in the front courtyard while you sip wine and partake in passed hors d’oeuvres.

four photos from 2013 Step Back In Time

Step through the front door of the House and be our guest while pianists Sue Mattias and Rick Ferguson fill the ballroom with early twentieth century melodies. Linger awhile and imagine how the Bourns might have entertained their friends and family.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Garden as you head to the tennis court for more live music. There you will find plenty of space under the canopy of majestic oaks to dance, mingle, and toe tap while listening to The Magnolia Jazz Band. This group creates an elegant atmosphere with popular standards from the 1920s–1940s.

Admission is $50 for adult members; $60 for adult non–members. Parking is free. Special, advanced ticket purchase is required. Make your reservations before 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 15.

Photos on this page were taken at “Step Back In Time” in 2013.