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    Filoli Historic House and Gardens Excursion

    Travel & Day Trips

    When: Wednesday, 3/30/2022 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Where: Off Campus

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    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCEnjoy a beautiful day visiting the Filoli Historic House and Gardens in Woodside. At the end of March we will be just in time to see the tulip beds blooming. You can visit the historic house museum, stroll 16 acres of formal gardens and stop at the Clock Tower Shop. Lunch is on your own at the Quail's Nest Café on site, or bring your own bag lunch and eat at the picnic tables located at the entrance.

    The estate consists of 654 acres nestled along the slopes of California's coastal range. It is situated on the unceded ancestral lands of the Ramaytush Ohlone. The historic house was built in 1917 as a private residence. Filoli was opened to the public in 1977 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The property is considered one of the finest remaining country estates of the 20th century, featuring a 54,000+ square-foot Georgian revival-style mansion, 16 acres of exquisite English Renaissance gardens, a 6.8-acre Gentleman's Orchard, and a nature preserve with five distinct ecosystems.

    In case you are wondering where the name "Filoli" came from: the builder, William Bowers Bourn, arrived at the unusual name by combining the first two letters from the key words of his personal credo:

    "Fight for a just cause. Love your fellow man. Live a good life."

    Funded in part by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. Senior Programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from the John R. Schwabacher Family, Diane and Jon Claerbout in memory of their beloved son Jos, as well as the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. We are grateful for the generous support of all of our donors.


    For Adults 65+
    Wednesday, March 30
    9:30 AM–3:00 PM
    $40 | Includes round-trip bus transportation from the OFJCC and a ticket to Filoli.
    Check-in at 9:30 AM in the lower lobby of the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall | Please be punctual and allow sufficient time for parking; the bus leaves soon after check-in.
    Refunds only if we can resell your ticket, minus a $25 service fee per person.
    If you need personal assistance of any kind, you must bring an escort. COVID vaccination proof and masks required.
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | [email protected]


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