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Forest Home Farms Historic Park is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Saturdays feature free family activities from 11am to 2pm. Take a tour of the restored Victorian Glass House Museum on Saturday at 1pm for a fee of $5 per person payable by credit card only. Children ages 3 and under are free.

SATURDAY FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS - 11am To 2pm

October 27 - Trick or Treat on the Farm
Come in your Halloween costume for a Trick or treat adventure. Travel around the farm to different stations for activities and treats to take home, enjoy a puppet show and free refreshments!

November 3 - Rug Weaving
The early settlers to North America hooked their old clothing on to burlap bags as a way of warming cold damp floors. It is an environmentally friendly craft that recycles old clothing and cloth scraps. Come try this craft for yourself.

November 10 - Soap Making
Learn the art of soap making using natural ingredients and fall scents to make your own soap to take home.

November 17 - Jam & Bread
Before there were grocery stores people had to make their own staples at home and preserve them through canning. Learn about the canning process, taste some of the jam varieties that Ruth Boone made, make your own butter and bread to take home and bake.

November 24 – Closed for Thanksgiving

December 1 - Wreath Making 
Make your own handcrafted wreath to decorate for the holidays. Savor the scent of fresh greenery we will gather and use from around the Farm. Bring your own 22 gauge floral wire, pruners and gloves.

December 8 - Holiday on the Farm, 11am-3pm
Enjoy an old-fashioned holiday gathering at Forest Home Farm Historic Park. Have a traditional holiday family experience including visits with our Victorian Santa and his reindeer, old-fashioned ornament making, a puppet show, holiday entertainment and refreshments.

December 15 - Victorian Christmas Cards
Learn about the history of Christmas cards and see samples of Victorian era cards. Make your own to take home.

January 12- Victorian Tea
In 1998 Ruth Boone donated Forest Home Farm to the City of San Ramon. Come celebrate Ruth Boone by enjoying one of her favorite pastimes, having afternoon tea. Learn about the tradition of tea and see many of the antique tea cups & saucers from the collection. Sample some teas and make a fun craft.

January 19 - Fun with Felt
Come learn how felt is made from sheep’s wool. Give wet felting a try and make a wool ball or bracelet to take home.

January 26 - The Farmer’s Toolbox
In the 1800’s before most things were mass produced, families handed down precious farm tools and skills like woodworking and planting to the next generation. Try your hand at some of these farm tools like the seed planter, hand drill, plane and corn sheller. Make a corn craft to take home.

February 2- Old Fashioned Dolls & Toys
See some antique toys and dolls from the Forest Home Farm collection and make your own toy to take home.

 February 9 - Victorian Valentines
February has long been celebrated as a month of romance. Learn how the Victorians celebrated Valentine’s Day and make your own Victorian Valentine.

February 23- Old Fashioned Games
Learn about and play some old fashioned games that are still lots of fun today. Challenge yourself to a game of ball and cup, play with a buzz saw and try your hand at Jacob’s ladder. Make an old-fashioned toy to take home too.

March 2- Embroidery
Victorian’s loved to embroider. Come learn some basic embroidery stitches and see what you can create.

March 9- Keep Moooving
Learn about the importance of cows on the farm, practice your milking skills and make some butter to taste.

March 16- Canning & Jam
Canning was an important part of life on a farm. Come learn about the process of canning and taste a few of the same jam varieties that Ruth Boone made and sold at Forest Home Farm.

March 23- Tin Punching
During the colonial era, punched tin made its mark on everything from lanterns to cupboards. Learn to make your own design to take home.

March 30- Wonderful Walnuts
Learn about the history of walnut processing and the inventions Travis Boone contributed. See some old equipment in action and make a fun walnut craft to take home.

Forest Home Farms Holiday Closures: 11/24, 12/22, 12/24 - 1/1, 1/5, 2/16