Weekend sellouts expected! Advanced reservations required, including member admission.

Filoli's Forbidden Forest

Explore the Secrets of the Past

October 29 & 30, 2023

Step back in time to the roaring 1920s as you arrive at our spooky soirée. The courtyard and House is adorned with flickering candlelight, casting a warm and inviting glow, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening.

Take a journey through time

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Gather with your friends at the firepit seating, reminiscent of the secret speakeasies of the era, where you can share stories and laughter while sipping on your libations. The House, a splendid architectural masterpiece, beckons you to explore its mysterious corners. Inside, a collection of parlor games awaits, transporting you to a time when entertainment was simple yet endlessly entertaining.

Explore the mystical grounds

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As the evening unfolds, join your fellow guests in small, intimate groups, and be guided on a one-mile trek through the moonlit woods.  As you venture deeper into the forest, the night seems to whisper secrets of the past.

Hear stories of the past

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Finally, you'll find yourselves in a secluded clearing bathed in the soft, silvery light of the moon. Here you'll be introduced to our masterful spinner of yarns, a storyteller steeped in the eerie tales of the 1920s. As the night embraces you, you'll be spellbound by a spine-tingling tale that will send shivers down your spine, just like the ghost stories shared in the smoky corners of days gone by.