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Visit Montalvo and learn more about the rich history of our beautiful property and vibrant arts center! Walking tours are led by volunteer docents.

Note: Tours include steps and grades. ADA and ASL tours for the hearing-impaired are available by prior arrangement.

Self-Guided Garden Tour

Click here to download a self-guided garden tour, which includes interesting details about some of the notable flora that can be seen throughout Montalvo's grounds.

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.

Tours by Appointment

Free for Montalvo donors and one guest; $20 per person for non-donors. 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. 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.