Guided Tours

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!   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, and reservations for parties of 15 or more are required.

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

We have tours during our operating hours on the calendar below

2018 tour schedule 

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

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

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

APRIL through October - Wednesday thru Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM

OPEN Memorial Day Monday May 28th

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

CLOSED Thanksgiving Day

DECEMBER - Schedule pending



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


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