Reservations required; Open late every Thursday for Summer Nights!


Open to Wonder, Open to Wander

At Filoli we create inspiration in everyday life by welcoming all to experience the House, Garden, and natural lands. Located 30 miles south of San Francisco, Filoli is nestled on a slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains and surrounded by the protected Peninsula watershed. We're open daily to explore.



Open every day from 10am - 5pm

Open Thursdays until 8pm for Summer Nights





Senior (65+)


Student, teacher, or military


Children (5-17)


Visiting with a group of 15 or more? Learn more about how to bundle and save with the Group Admission Package!

Museums for All

Filoli is proud to participate in Museums for All offering free and reduced admission to any holder of a SNAP EBT card. Please email to reserve your admission with Museums for All.

Blue Star Museums

Filoli is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families this summer from Armed Forces Day, May 21, 2022, through Labor Day, September 5, 2022. Please email to reserve admission through Blue Star Museums.

Discover & Go

Filoli is proud to participate in Discover & Go providing San Mateo County Public Library card holders with free passes to local museums and other cultural institutions. To visit Filoli with Discover & Go Make reservations online and send your confirmation to to confirm your admission.

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What to Bring

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comfortable shoes

Come prepared to walk! Please note that Filoli does not rent wheelchairs.

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Bring a reusable bottle and fill up at the Visitor Center.

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Face Covering

for indoor areas if unvaccinated.



Personal photography within our photography guidelines is welcome! Please note that wedding photography is not permitted at Filoli.

What to Leave Behind

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no smoking

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no pets

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no sports equipment

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no drones

Soak up Summer

What to See & Do This Season

Nothing says summer like "meet me at Filoli!" Wander through the roses, meet up with friends for Summer Nights, peruse the Art Walk, or just let the kids run and play; you’re sure to find inspiration in every season!

In the Garden

Sustainable Garden Makeover

When creating this Garden a century ago, Agnes and William Bourn were inspired by classic English plantings – not necessarily ones that thrive in California’s climate.

This season, we’re switching up our seasonal display to highlight a palette of plants that are more appropriate for the dry Bay Area climate, including succulents and salvias.

In the House

Blue Gold: The Power and Privilege of Water.

While the Bay Area was originally financed by gold, California has an even more valuable resource: Water. California’s blue gold.

The land around Filoli evolved from a watershed valley dotted with creekside Ohlone villages to a reservoir supplying water to the city of San Francisco.

Trace Filoli’s water story from early struggles to find wells to feed the Garden, to the use of water features to show off wealth, to today’s explorations of sustainable plant palettes and irrigation innovations.

Summer Nights

June 2 - September 22, 2022

Thursdays, 5-8pm

Head to Filoli any Thursday evening for a summer meet up with friends. Stroll the Garden, grab a refreshing drink, and watch the sun set across the landscape.

The Visitor Guide

Enhance your self guided experience

Introduce yourself to Filoli, where you can explore 16 acres of formal gardens, step back in time in the historic house museum, and hike through the lush and varied natural communities of the estate. Use this guide to enhance your experience at Filoli and as a souvenir to take home.

Shopping & Dining

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Clock Tower Shop

Stocked with a wide variety of beautiful, unique items and delicious treats perfect for gift giving.

Quail Café

Open during Daytime and Evening admission times serving up a menu of sustainably packaged, grab-and-go meals.

Visiting Guidelines

  • Online advanced tickets are required for all visitors, including members 
  • Filoli is open every day from 10am-5pm; open until 8pm on Thursdays Summer Nights
  • The Estate Trail Closes at 4pm; 7pm on Summer Nights
  • The Café is open from 10am - 4:30 pm; 7:30pm on Summer Nights 
  • You are welcome to take personal photography within these photography guidelines

Visitor Information

  • Start your visit by checking in at the outdoor admission kiosk
  • All visitors are welcome to wear a mask during their visit. Unvaccinated visitors are required to wear masks indoors.
  • Download or print Filoli's map here (stair-less route and low-vision map available)
  • Balloons, props, outfit changes, wedding photography and large photo equipment are not permitted
  • Picnics are allowed only in the picnic area