The original Carriage Room within the main Stable has been transformed into a magnificent museum that showcases our local history, including the lumbering, farming, and “Great Estate” eras. The Museum highlights the rich history of the estate property and surrounding area. Exhibits include a life-size replica of a blacksmith shop, original 19th-century carriages, the history of the Folger and Wunderlich families, development of the Folger Coffee Company, and a timeline of local and national history. The exhibits also emphasize the importance of the horse to American culture in the West.
Other displays showcase discoveries made during the 2010 stable renovation, including narrow gauge tracks used in the 1870s for transporting grapes and a sample of knob-and-tube wiring used in the original construction.
The Carriage Room Museum is open to the public on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Docents will be on hand to enrich your experience!