Tours

Guided Tour

Discovering Filoli

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Enjoy a sweeping 90-minute tour of the House and Garden that takes you off the beaten path and shares how Filoli has been an enduring place of culture, nature, play, and beauty.

Tours are not required to visit Filoli’s House or Garden.  Looking for more ways to take a deeper dive into Filoli? Scroll down and check out more resources below.

Each Experience includes:

  • 90 minute guided tour with a member of Filoli’s Visitor Services team
  • Daytime admission to Filoli

Sunset Hikes

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Take a guided hike on Filoli’s natural lands on select Summer Nights. Sell-outs expected - schedule this 90 minute experience in advance!

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Exclusive Access Tours

Explore Filoli’s behind-the-scenes areas with the staff who design and curate the House and Garden.

Greenhouse Horticultural Tour

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The staff who design and care for Filoli’s Garden and lush houseplant collection take you on an exclusive walk through the historic and propagation Greenhouses. Learn about the life of a plant at Filoli, from houseplants to bedding plants to perennials to succulents. Start the tour with sparkling wine and a sweet treat to take home.

Each Experience includes:

  • 90 minute guided tour with a member of Filoli’s Horticulture team
  • Sparkling wine toast and chocolate gift
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes access
  • Daytime admission to Filoli 

House Curatorial Tour

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Discover the stories that bring the House to life with Filoli’s Curatorial Team. Glimpse into the behind-the-scenes life of Filoli past and present including the Curatorial offices, upstairs historic bedrooms, and sweeping views from the family library. Start the tour with sparkling wine and a sweet treat to take home.

This tour is sold out. Email tickets@filoli.org to be added to the waitlist, or join a Greenhouse Horticultural Tour.

Each Experience includes:

  • 90 minute guided tour with a member of Filoli’s Collections team
  • Sparkling wine and chocolate gift
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes access
  • Daytime admission to Filoli

More Resources

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Tours are not required to visit Filoli’s House or Garden. These special opportunities give guests a chance to peek behind the scenes with Filoli’s resident experts. Looking for more ways to take a deeper dive into Filoli? Check out more resources below:

Daily Talks

12-2pm Daily

Curious about Filoli? Join a 15-minute guided talk to learn more. Topics vary by day and season – peek behind-the-scenes during an Architecture Talk, compare floral scents during a Rose Talk, or discuss tulip tips during a Bulb Talk.

Summer Morning View Of The Garden House
Selfies In The Chartes

Self-Guided Activities

Unleash your inner explorer with our self-guided activities! Let curiosity be your guide as you uncover delightful surprises and hidden gems in the House and Garden.

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