Forest Home Farms Historic Park, San Ramon

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The Forest Home Farms is a 16acre municipal historic park located in San Ramon, California. In 1997, Ruth Quayle Boone bequeathed the land and all buildings on it to the City of San Ramon for use as a park and historical site in memory of her husband, Travis Moore Boone. After Ruth Boone’s death in 1998 at the age of 94, the City expanded the memorial to include Ruth, in honor of her generosity to the people of San Ramon and in recognition of the contribution women made to agriculture in the San Ramon Valley.
The 16acre farm is located at the base of the Berkeley Hills, and Oak Creek divides it in two almost equal parts. The northern portion of the site contains all of the structures built or used by the Boones, except for the cistern, which sits atop a hill on the southwest corner of the property. The structures include two houses, fourteen outbuildings and two pergolas. The houses represent almost a century of residential development in the valley. The Boone House is a 22-room Dutch colonial that was remodeled several times since it was built in 1900. This home will eventually serve as a retreat and meeting center. The fourteen outbuildings, which vary significantly in date of construction and size, include a barn originally built in the period from 1850 to 1860, a 7000sqft farm equipment and automobile storage structure and a three-building walnut processing plant that includes a three-story hulling and drying structure.
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  • I visited the Forest Home Farms Historic Park. Its fun to see the animals such as horeses and sheep. The home is historic. There is a windmilll. Do check the hours to go inside the house. Its still....  more »
  • This is a good movie theatre to visit; close to lots of amenities and short distance to freeway. The complex is small and has friendly staff to great you. Fresh popcorn invites you to indulge. A good....  more »
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  • Its so much fun out here!!! Good for everyone not to mention the children! Good outdoors. I love it!👍❤💖
  • Great historic farm. Tractor museum is a must go to place!

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