About Filoli

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Our Mission

To connect our rich history with a vibrant future through beauty, nature and shared stories.

Our Vision

We envision a time when all people honor nature, value unique experiences and appreciate beauty in everyday life.

We acknowledge that Filoli is located on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone people who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula.

Filoli is collaborating with members of the Ohlone community to create a detailed land acknowledgement, programming, and narratives that honor and accurately reflect past and present Indigenous communities. We are grateful for their participation through this ongoing process.

“I feel I see dear old Filoli going up inch by inch . . . I realize more and more, as I look for things to go in it what a huge place it is . . .”
– Agnes Bourn to Willis Polk
June 29, 1916, London

Mr. Bourn arrived at the unusual name “Filoli” by combining the first two letters from the key words of his credo:

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

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AAM Accreditation

Filoli has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public.


Historic Status Recognition:

National Register of Historic Places, Designation Number 75000479

California State Historic Landmark, Designation Number 907

AAM Pledge of Excellence

Filoli has taken the American Alliance of Museums’ Pledge of Excellence