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Ardenwood Historic Farm at Fremont

Ardenwood Historic Farm

34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont, California, 94555
510-544-2797
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Ardenwood Historic Farm

Take a journey back to the time of the Patterson Ranch - a 19th-century country estate with a magnificent Victorian mansion and elaborate gardens. Ardenwood Historic Farm grows the same produce for over 100 years, exhibiting agricultural practices from the 1870s to the present. You can buy fresh picked organic vegetables at the stand just inside the main gate. Follow guides in Victorian attire through the mansion, enjoy farm demonstrations and see what life was like in the early 1900s. With 205 acres of orchards, fields, gardens and groves, Ardenwood is a refuge for wildlife, birds and the monarch butterflies of winter.

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Hours -

Tuesdays through Sundays 10 am to 4 pm.

Price -

Tues., Wed. & Sat: $3/adults, $3/seniors, $2/children (4-17 years), Under 4 years - free.
Thurs., Fri. and Sun: -$6/adults, $5/seniors, $4/children

Events

  • Harvest Festival
  • Christmas at Ardenwood
  • Independence Day Celebration

Activities

  • Naturalist Programs
  • Tours of Patterson House
  • Buying Organic Produce
  • Bird Watching
  • Horse-drawn Train Rides

Tours and Naturalist Programs

The Patterson House offers docent-led tours that let you see what life was like in the 1800s. Kids love looking at the old appliances, gadgets and furniture. Ardenwood also offers naturalist programs where you can see and participate in turn-of-last-century farm activities and hands-on weekend activities like planting, tending and harvesting of Ardenwood's organic crops.

Points of Interest

Ardenwood Historic Farm offers fascinating attractions including the beautiful Victorian gardens, the animal farm, and Arden Station and Deer Park Station, where you can board a horse-drawn train and explore the scenic farm. Visit the Blacksmith Shop where the blacksmith fires up the forge with vintage equipment, and you see farm craft demonstrations in the shed. Tour the historic Patterson House - George Patterson's bachelor farmhouse that was built in 1857.

FAQs

  • What animals will I see?

    With 205 acres of farm, orchards, gardens, fields and groves, Ardenwood Historic Farm is a refuge for wildlife and of birds that feed, nest and pass through. Explore the fields and farms to see sheep, pigs, turkeys, chickens, rabbits, goats and cows or the colorful peacocks that roam the grounds. Ardenwood is a haven for bird watchers with 99 species of birds - from red-shouldered hawks and western bluebirds to Allen’s hummingbirds.
  • What special events are there?

    Ardenwood offers fun events throughout the year, including an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration, Harvest Festival in October, Christmas at Ardenwood, and a full schedule of concerts and recreations of Victorian social events. Celebrate the holiday season in Victorian style at Christmas at Ardenwood, with live music, caroling, Christmas crafts, and the beautifully decorated Patterson House.

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