Name and County Listing by Educational Experience : heritage/ag museum

Businesses sorted by county.

Forest Home Farms Historic Park

  • County
    Contra Costa
  • Activities

    self-guided tour of historic farm site, docent led historic house museum tour antique tractor/equipment barn. Sheep Dog demonstrations, gift shop

  • Products
    N / A

Apple Hill Growers, Inc

  • County
    El Dorado
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products

    Various activities - 55 ranches involved, some apple ranches, 4 wineries, 1 micro-brewing operation. Fruit, baked goods, wine tasting, Christmas trees.

Hillcrest Tree Farm

  • County
    Fresno
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products

    Pumpkins, Christmas trees. Live steam train rides

Simonian Farms

  • County
    Fresno
  • Activities

    Farm stand

  • Products
    N / A

Westbrook Wine Farm Vineyard and Winery

  • County
    Madera
  • Activities

    Brief tour of mountain vineyard and extensive tasting of the fruit of the vine. Expect to stay at least 2 hours. See you soon !

  • Products

     Two Estate grown co-fermented field blends of seven red Bordeaux varieties and ten clones of Cabernet Sauvignon. Also wines from other local growers of quality and conscience.

Marin Agricultural Land Trust

  • County
    Marin
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products
    Hikes and tours visit many of the family farms and ranches in Marin County, including dairies, cheesemakers, grass-fed beef operations, oyster farms, and historic ranches in Pt. Reyes National Seashore. Pre-registration required at www.malt.org.

Ag Venture Tours & Consulting

  • County
    Monterey
  • Activities

    Wine tasting tours visit the Monterey and Santa Cruz wine countries, agricultural tours feature the Salinas and Pajaro Valleys, sightseeing/local history tours (Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel or Big Sur), wine tasting and agricultural education lectures, gourmet cooking classes, beer tasting, chocolate tasting, olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting, farmers market tours, local attractions, shopping, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, whale watching, kayaking, mountain biking, nature hikes

  • Products

    Education tours of the Monterey Bay region and agricultural consulting.

National Steinbeck Center - Valley of the World Agricultural Wing

  • County
    Monterey
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products

    New agricultural wing of John Steinbeck museum dedicated to the history, people, products, and technology of the local ag industry

Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum

  • County
    Monterey
  • Activities

    Agricultural & Rural Life Museum. Gift shop, 19 century school house, 19th century ranch house, 19th century working blacksmith shop, 19th century train depot, irrigation museum, educational garden, history of agriculture exhibits, extensive antique farm equipment collection both running and stationary.

  • Products
    N / A

Napa Valley Museum

  • County
    Napa
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products
    Museum exhibits, heritage/ag museum, historical exhibits

Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead

  • County
    Napa
  • Activities
    Long Meadow Ranch proprietors Ted, Laddie, and Chris Hall are pleased to announce the opening of Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead, a sustainable food, wine and agricultural center located in St. Helena, the heart of the Napa Valley. A local gathering place and Napa Valley destination, the multi-use location is anchored by Farmstead restaurant and Long Meadow Ranch Winery’s new tasting room, as well as wine flavor and vegetable gardens, a seasonal farm stand, and an organic nursery. This exciting destination offers an array of experiences for lovers of local food and wines, including fresh farm-to-table dining, wine and olive oil tasting, and engaging educational experiences that underscore Long Meadow Ranch’s time-honored motto of “Excellence through Responsible Farming.” Located on a two-and-a-half-acre site with an agricultural heritage dating from the 1870s, the entire property is solar powered and is maintained using the traditional, sustainable, and certified organic practices long employed by Long Meadow Ranch – hailed by local food advocates for its full circle farming methods that rely on each part of the ranch contributing to the success of the whole.
  • Products
    Wine, olive oil, grass-fed beef, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs. Farm-to-table restaurant with outdoor patio and bar.. Full-line organic nursery and organic feed & seed.

Small Batch Swinery

  • County
    Riverside
  • Activities

    Tour of swinery - heritage Kunekune Pigs (piglets, sows, breeding boars, meat pigs).  Kunekune Pig keeping courses.  Farm includes gardens, Olde English (Babydoll) Southdown Sheep, heritage breed egg layers, meat birds, seasonal turkeys, and small heritage cattle.  Animals and products for sale.

  • Products

    Live pigs, chickens, turkeys for sale.  Processed chickens, turkeys.  Live pigs for feeding out or harvesting.  Garden produce.  Farm antiques and handmade crafts.

Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard

  • County
    San Bernardino
  • Activities

    There is something wonderful about farm living and that's why at Stone Soup Farm, we engage in preserving a heritage community through heirloom growing, historical educational programs and artisan workshops.

  • Products

    apples
    blackberries
    pumpkins

California Garden Tours

  • County
    San Diego
  • Activities

    We conduct garden & farms tours throughout San Diego County from Spring through Fall

  • Products

    Cut flowers and plants, a horticultural experience for all

Protea Farms of California

  • County
    San Diego
  • Activities

    We take clients to beautiful private gardens/botanical gardens and Nursery tours in San Diego Co. By reservations

  • Products

    Clients have options of purchasing cut flowers and nursery plants from this tour

San Joaquin County Historical Museum

  • County
    San Joaquin
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products
    Heritage museum with new Ag Equipment Center. Events: April-Legends of California, Wine Auction & Dinner. May-Springtime on the Farm, a family event, active participation, demonstrations, food, rides.

The WineYard at Steinbeck Vineyards

  • County
    San Luis Obispo
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products

    Wine education via the vineyard. Six generation family farmers discuss sustainable wine growing. Jeep tour of 500 acres included. 2 hours

Lazy Arrow Adventures

  • County
    San Luis Obispo
  • Activities

    Hands on working ranch experience, guest cabins, camping, exotic animal tours and animal feeding for groups, family reunions,heirloom garden, pick up chicken eggs, weddings, stage for outdoor music and dances.

  • Products

    Heirloom vegetables, chicken eggs,

Bar B6 Ranch (B6) Bitterwater Land & Cattle Co.

  • County
    San Luis Obispo
  • Activities

    Working authentic cattle ranch demonstrating real life ranching skills in conjunction with CA Dept of Fish & Game's PLM program

  • Products
    BarB6 Hunting club providing hunting of Tule elk,wild hog, and upland game. Historic Ranch tours for groups; Natural Resource Management tours for groups

Carriage Vineyards

  • County
    San Luis Obispo
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products
    Olive orchards, vineyards, cattle and horses, collection in large carriage house of carriages, carriage rides. B&B.

Harris Stage Lines

  • County
    San Luis Obispo
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products
    Horse driving, training, & entertainment ranch, Training, lessons & clinics. Childrens events, horse drawn vehicles & rentals. Events & parties. Bus groups welcome.

Kuhnle Ranch

  • County
    San Luis Obispo
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products

    Horse events, branding, team roping, old Blacksmith Shop and old farm equipment

The Price Ranch

  • County
    Santa Barbara
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products
    Old Dairy Farm, 1890 Victorian house, 1859 Adobe. Films (Movies and Photo shoots). Weddings, roundups, farm-stays

Return To Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary

  • County
    Santa Barbara
  • Activities

    Return to Freedom is dedicated to preserving the freedom, diversity and habitat of America's wild horses through sanctuary, education and conservation, while enriching the human spirit through direct experience with the natural world.

  • Products

    Sanctuary Tours (the most basic of our tours) Wild Horse Walks (hiking into the hills to observe wild horse herd behavior and social dynamics) Kid's Days (focusing on ranch activities) Photo Safaris (for professionals and amateurs: capturing herd behaviors on camera). We also offer the sanctuary as a venue for clinics and special events

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park

  • County
    Santa Barbara
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products

    Living history programs, hiking, horseback riding, tours, game and wildlife preserve

Rancho Palomino Santa Barbara

  • County
    Santa Barbara
  • Activities

    Camping, Birthdays, Events, Gatherings, Chef services, Art, Archery Lessons, Horseback riding, Archery Range, Fresh Fruit and Eggs, Kids and adult programs and workshops. Summer, And other holiday fun, Farming, Agriculture,
    Humanities, bird watching.+ More

  • Products

    Limes, lemons, pomegranates, persimmons, eggs, seasonal fruit and Veggies, Chicken, Turkey, Ham when available.

Agricultural History Project

  • County
    Santa Cruz
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products
    Agricultural museum and gift shop

Slow Foods Solano: Solano County Local Food Producers

  • County
    Solano
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products
    N / A

Luther Burbank's Experiment Farm

  • County
    Sonoma
  • Activities

    Self-guided tours available.  Docent-led tours by appointment, 707-829-6711.

  • Products

    In the nursery are plants introduced by Luther Burbank (1849-1926) and other ornamentals, fruit trees for sale. The cottage museum offers home-made preserves in the gift shop.

Artful Arrangements

  • County
    Sonoma
  • Activities

    The tour: wood splitting, brush chipping, chickens, the Gardens and Amphitheater. Pass through The Portal of Time, a 12' diameter symbolic art installation, representing passage of time, from past into future. Visit Gift Shop & open Art Studio. See displays on Trellis Making, Secret Rock Writing.

  • Products

    Plant arrangements. Native trees.

Laguna Farm

  • County
    Sonoma
  • Activities

    Family and group tours of our working farming land, how we grow, produce and harvest your  food. Also, our pristine stretch of the Laguna de' Santa Rosa has attracted birders, plein-air painters, conservationists, and anglers. Tours must be scheduled ahead by calling (707) 823-0823 or e-mailing jennifer@lagunafarm.com

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

  • County
    Sonoma
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products
    Gardens and museum. Plant cart, plant sales year-round.

Oakdale Cowboy Museum

  • County
    Stanislaus
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products

    Ranching implements and memorabilia from pioneer ranching families. Also recognizes world champion rodeo cowboys who hailed from Oakdale, "cowboy capital of the world".

Great Valley Museum of Natural History

  • County
    Stanislaus
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products

    Museum

World Ag Expo

  • County
    Tulare
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products

    Agricultural Trade Show. Attendance 100,000. Food for visitors.

Heritage Complex

  • County
    Tulare
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products

    World class agriculture education experience, antique tractor museum, multi-media theater, banquet hall

Yolo County Historical Museum (Gibson House)

  • County
    Yolo
  • Activities

    The main themes of the museum are the establishment and development of farming and ranching in Yolo County, as shown through the life and work of William Byas Gibson and his family. The Gibson House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Products

    Local history books, locally made crafts

California Agriculture Museum

  • County
    Yolo
  • Activities

    Museum, tours, visit, events

  • Products

    Admission, tours, events

Cache Creek Conservancy

  • County
    Yolo
  • Activities
    N / A
  • Products
    Restoration projects

Oregon House Farm Store/High Sierra Beef, Inc.

  • County
    Yuba
  • Activities

    Wildflower tours in the spring. Farm tours yearly by appointment. Pumpkin planting and harvesting for children in the Spring and Fall.
    Photography tours. Foothill Fiber Guild Events. Wine and Olive Oil Tastings by local wineries and orchards. Historical "Yuba Room" is part of the historical barn that houses the Oregon House Farm Store where Yuba County history is showcased.

  • Products

    High Sierra Grass-Fed Beef, Poultry,eggs, locally raised farm honey, seasonal fruits and vegetables, lamb, pork, turkeys, local olive oils, lavender products, herbal products, garden vegetable starts. Most products are CCOF certified