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Tours of Villa Montalvo & the Montalvo Arts Center grounds

Walking tours are led by volunteer docents and occur by appointment. Learn about Senator Phelan’s country home, his life and his friends, the arts center then and now, and more. Free for Montalvo members and one guest; $10 per person for non-members. Tours last approximately two hours. Recommended for ages 12+. Tour size is limited and advance reservations are required four business days in advance by calling the Montalvo Box Office at 408-961-5858.

Note: Tours include steps and grades. Please call ahead for an accessible tour. ASL tours for the hearing-impaired available by arrangement. Tours may also be available in Mandarin and Russian, by request.

Self-Guided Grounds Tours: hike Montalvo on your own, as thousands do every year. Our grounds are open seven days a week (except for special events, which are posted). Download the self-guided tour map to hike all the trails and learn about points of interest along the way.

Tours with Trail Hikes

These special docent-led tours also include a trail hike with a Santa Clara County Park Ranger. Wear closed walking shoes and layered clothing for your comfort. Monthly tours are scheduled throughout the year; click below to see the schedule and reserve a space in the next tour.

Or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.