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Forest Home Farms Historic Park

Forest Home Farms Historic Park is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, with the exception of San Ramon Historic Foundation events when gates open at 11:00 am and require a paid entrance.  Saturdays feature free family activities from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Take a tour of the restored Victorian Glass House Museum on Saturday at 1:00 pm for a fee of $5 per person payable by credit card only. Children ages 3 and under are free. See full listing of activities below. 

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Programs Cancelled Through End of March

 In an effort to "flatten the curve", Fun on the Farm Saturday programs and Glass House tours will be cancelled through the end of March.

All of us from the City of San Ramon hope you are doing well as we move through these unprecedented times. Here is the most recent information we have as it pertains to the COVID-19 public health crisis:

There are 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Contra Costa County, with no deaths being reported.

Contra Costa County Health Services (CCHS) has an Emergency Operations Center in place and is closely coordinating with other local, State, and Federal agencies responsible for tracking and mitigating the outcomes of COVID-19. CCHS has also set up a website to provide accurate recommendations and timely updates for both local governments and the community at large.

It is essential to understand that the situation is continuously changing as CCHS reacts to new information. We recognize the significant impacts this is having on the community we serve.

The City of San Ramon's response has been and will continue to be thoughtful, calculated, deliberate, and in conformance with CCHS's professional recommendations. We are maintaining close coordination with CCHS to respond rapidly, as necessary, to ensure we minimize the disruption of services to the community, while also ensuring we do our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 according to the CCHS recommendations.

Remember, the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is by:

  • Washing your hands often,
  • Avoiding touching your face, and
  • Avoiding close contact with others.

CCHS has also set up an excellent webpage with more information on prevention.

Though there is cause for concern, there is no need for fear and panic to overwhelm our community. We encourage you to review the CCHS website, their recommendations for prevention, and continue to monitor the City of San Ramon communications. We will continue to send out these messages regularly and as information changes.

Basic hygiene practices and social distancing should go a long way in achieving the goal of mitigating the effects of this public health crisis. The primary concern, per the CCHS, is to intervene in the spread of the virus by slowing its progress. This concern is why you see such aggressive measures nationwide.

Our Healthcare system is among the most capable in the world; however, as with all Systems, it has a finite capacity. If the virus results in too many admissions to the Healthcare system at any one time, the system becomes overloaded. To keep our Healthcare system running efficiently, aggressive mitigation efforts are needed. If we accomplish this, it means better outcomes for the entire system, as illustrated by the attached chart. By "flattening the curve" through a proactive response to COVID-19, we are allowing our healthcare industry the best opportunity to serve those in need of care.

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*Sheep Shearing Day & Oktoberfest fee required; gate opens at 11 am.

March 7              Pine cones 
What is a pine cone really?  Find out what animals use them for and make a pine cone craft.

 March 14                 Clothespin Dolls
Children have been making clothespin dolls for well over 100 years! Learn more about the history of clothespin dolls and make your own to take home.

 March 21         Butterflies & Bugs
Learn what bugs and butterflies visit the garden. Learn about the life cycle of butterflies. Make your own butterfly craft.

March 28                 Food Painting & Stamping
Fruits and vegetables come in different shapes and sizes. Learn about hidden shapes in common food. Stamp your own card.

April 4                     Calling Cards
Learn what they were for, different signs and meanings. Make your own calling card.

April 11                Easter on the Farm
Learn about Easter traditions from the early 1900’s. Dye an egg with natural dye and create a special basket to take home.

April 18                   Laundry Day
Fill the tubs with water and haul out the laundry. It’s time to wash the clothes.  Learn why families set aside a whole day for this chore. See some of the vintage laundry equipment from our collection. Dress to get wet!

April 25             Sheep Shearing Day*
*Tickets required. For more information and tickets visit

May 2              May Day
The first day of May is celebrated in many European countries. Join us as we welcome May (first sign of summer) by learning the May Day Dance and decorating our May Day pole. Girls are particularly invited to wear their favorite spring dress and we will make a crown of flowers.

 May 9              Mother’s Day
Get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day. Learn about the history of Mother’s Day, make a card and flower for Mom. 

May 16            International Museum Day
You’re invited to a free open house in celebration of International Museum Day.  Walk through the Glass House museum for free at your own pace.  And try your hand at some Victorian era games.

May 23            Closed for Memorial Day
Checkout the Art & Wind Festival


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