What You'll Get
History museums show us how people used to live: in history museums with all their possessions behind glass display cases. Intrude on the past with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $19.99 for two adult general admission tickets ($40 value)
- $37.99 for four adult general admission tickets ($80 value)
- $53.99 for six adult general admission tickets ($120 value)
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 24, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Filoli is closed all Mondays. Not valid on 5/26/2014, 7/4/2014, 9/1/2014, 9/27/2014, or during the evening of 7/17/2014. No animals are permitted except leashed service dogs. With the exception of bottled water, food and beverages cannot be brought onto the Filoli grounds. Picnics are not allowed. No smoking is allowed anywhere on the Filoli property. Not valid toward existing reservations. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Two miles south of Crystal Springs Reservoir sits a stately manse that hearkens back to the early 20th century—Filoli. Neither a Latin word nor a mystic incantation to reveal the true form of the home's owner, the name of this estate has a simpler origin in the credo of the original inhabitant, William Bowers Bourn: "Fight for a just cause; love your fellow man; live a good life."
The jewel in the crown that is Filoli is surely the house, a sprawling country estate that manages the gap between classic and contemporary by melding familiar styles into something new. Tuscan order-style columns greet visitors at the portico, reflecting the rustic nature of the home's surroundings. The grand ballroom pays a nod to the Palace at Versailles with its Herculean mantle and massive crystal chandeliers. French notes continue into the dining room in Louis XIV style sconces, but the 1917 Italian silk curtains scream art moderne elegance. As visitors explore these halls, they will encounter centuries-old English and Irish antiques, richly textured paintings from the Dutch masters.