The Patterson House

Visiting the Patterson House

Tour the beautifully restored Patterson House Museum. Discover the history of this 19-room Queen Anne Victorian farmhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places which operates as a museum of local history and Victorian life. Tours are led by docents dressed in 19th century clothing. Check for availability at the Train Station upon your arrival. Info: (510) 791-4196 or email

ARDENWOOD HISTORIC FARM offers a glimpse into life on a family farm between 1890 and 1930. Step back in time as you explore the remnants of the once vast estate of George and Clara Patterson, whose family farmed the land for over 100 years, beginning in the 1850s. East Bay Regional Park District has operated the property as a fully functioning, turn-of-the-last-century farm since 1985. Click to learn more.

  1. TOURS
  2. Park Admission


Historic Days (April through Mid-November)

Additional activities offered around the farm like the train ride, farm chores and naturalist-led programs, etc. Check  the schedule at front entrance to see what is offered that day. 

House Tours

Closed for the season. Tours will resume April 2022.

Days: Thursdays, Fridays, & Sundays                                                (April - mid-November & certain weekends in December)

Tickets are available at Arden Station (entry point near parking lot) to guarantee yourself a spot. There is a house capacity and facemasks are required for those over 2 years old.

Tot Tours
20 minutes
Families w/children under 6 years
11:00am & 2:00pm
Regular Tours 
45 minutes
Ages 6 & up
11:30am & 2:30pm
Parlor Tours 
7 minutes
All Ages
1:00pm & 2:00pm

Please note: there are no Patterson House tours on Tuesday, Wednesday and the Farm is closed on Mondays.

Park Facility & Program Updates