Located 30 miles south of San Francisco, Filoli is nestled on a slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains and surrounded by more than 23,000 acres of the protected Peninsula watershed. To the two families who lived here, Filoli represented a desire to create a magnificent and enduring country estate. Today, Filoli’s mission is to connect our rich history with a vibrant future through beauty, nature, and shared stories.
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Crystal Springs Reservoir: The Inspiration for Hoover Dam
A marvel of engineering, the Crystal Springs Dam was built in 1888 to create the reservoir just north of Filoli. It was built by the Spring Valley Water Company, which…
National Trust for Historic Preservation: Exploring the Power and Privilege of Water at Filoli
Excerpt: While the San Francisco Bay Area was originally financed by gold, it also boasts an even more valuable resource: California’s blue gold—water. A new exhibition at Filoli, a National…