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Guided Tours

available March through November

Forestiere Underground Gardens is an open air museum.  It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a California Registered Historical Landmark No. 916. In order to preserve the character of the grounds, we offer access by guided tour only, from March through November.

We have tours on the hour, every hour, during our operating hours on the calendar to the right.

 All tour availability is subject to the weather. 


ADULTS  -  $17

DISCOUNTED Rate - $15 for:

Seniors aged 60+, college students with ID, active duty military with ID

CHILDREN - $8 (ages 5 through 17)

Children 4 and under are FREE


Sometimes you have to go beneath the surface to find what you’re looking for.  This was true for Baldassare Forestiere, and it will be for you, too, on one of our guided tours!   Tours start at the top of every hour and last about an hour.  There are no pre-sale tickets, and all tours are on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend arriving 10 to 15 minutes before the tour time you choose, but reservations for parties of 15 or more is required.

QUESTIONS?   Call us at 559-271-0734 during business hours, or email us at

                                                                  Photo Courtesy of the New York Times

                                                                  Photo Courtesy of the New York Times


  1. These are *guided* tours.  Stay with your group and tour host so you don't get lost!   
  2. All of the fruit on the tour and the grounds is considered "forbidden fruit" - no picking it! 
  3. We are a "true earth" environment and our hardpan planters, walls and surfaces are delicate.  Please do not sit or climb on the planters or furnishings. 
  4. Photos of the historic site are vacation photos for your personal enjoyment. All rights to photos taken of the site remain with the Forestiere Underground Gardens, and may not be copyrighted or sold. (please see our photo policy)
  5. Please keep your children with you at all times.  Our open air museum can be exciting for children, but it is not a playground.  
  6. No smoking, food or drink is permitted on tour (but personal water bottles are okay)

The Forestiere Underground Gardens cannot accommodate pets,

strollers, backpack style child carriers,

wheelchairs wider than 26",  or motorized scooters.

See our accessibility guidelines.

2017 tour schedule

(please check our on-line calendar for specific dates & tour times)

NOVEMBER  -  Wednesday thru Friday, 11 AM to 3 PM  -  Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM to 3 PM

CLOSED Thanksgiving Day

2017 ONLY - Open Dec 2nd  3rd  9th  &  10th, 10 AM to 3 PM

(Weather Permitting)

We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (except for select holidays), as well as the months of December, January and February.  Then in 2018:

MARCH  -  Saturday and Sunday only, 10 AM to 3 PM


 Wednesday thru Friday, 11 AM to 4 PM  -  Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM

JUNE thru AUGUST  -  Wednesday thru Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM, plus Memorial Day and Labor Day

OCTOBER - Wednesday thru Friday, 11 AM to 3 PM  -  Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM

Please note that schedules may change without notice as tour availability is subject to weather conditions. This means we may be closed after several days of rain, an overnight storm or wet weather during operating hours.

See current Fresno weather conditions, and if conditions call for rain, please call ahead at 559-271-0734.