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California Nursery Historical Park

Open on Sundays, 1-4 (Families, Adults),tour
Joint project of  the City of Fremont and Math Science Nucleus
upcoming spring classes

California Nursery Historical Park will be open on Sundays from 1-4 pm to the public starting November 6th.  Visitors should go to the California Nursery Office Museum to be greated by a docent.

 Current exhibits include California Nursery's role in the Panama Pacific International Exposition (1915)Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE) (1939 and 1940); the people that made the California Nursery grow into the largest nursery along the West Coast in the 1940's; and some of the early agricultural equipment used in the fields to produce the finest trees that were exported around the world. 


California Nursery Office Museum and Vallejo Adobe:

Hours:  1:00-4:00 pm

Guided Family Tours of Park:
Sunday at 2:00pm we will start in the museum office.  Learn about George Roeding Sr as a young boy whose early life influenced the creation of the largest nurseries on the West Coast. We will read an animated story called,"The Fig Man."  (promo) After there will be be a guided tour throughout the area (1-1.5 hours; some uneven terrain, wear comfortable shoes). Children can participate in a scavenger hunt of tree parts as we walk through the park.  If they find all the items they will get a package of native flowers from (Alameda County Water District) as a prize. 

Cost:  Suggested donation of $3-5 per person (all funds go into the park)
 

Tour Information: Meet in the Office Museum.  Learn about extravagant historic bulb shows, explore the historic rose garden and see some of the cultivars that made the cut. We will even discover a living fossil, the Dawn Redwood. Walk about on a guided tour through this 22 acre park through a unique Boxed-Tree Forest, an Experimental Orchard, and the Avenue of Palms. Tour the Vallejo Adobe, the California Nursery Office, and Packing Shed. You will learn about Jose de Jesus Vallejo, Jonas Clark, John Rock,  William Landers, Luther Burbank, Johannes and Federick Reimers, and the famous Roeding Family who influenced the history of agriculture in this state.  

The importance of this site spans from the Ohlone, Mission and Rancho Era, to the transformation of the State of California as an agricultural giant.  Learn how Niles agriculture had a strong tie to San Francisco and Fresno.

View a video produced by June Wallace showing the history of the Park and some of its major achievements in its over 150 years of existence.

 

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36501 Niles Blvd, Fremont
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