The site of the first Japanese colony in America in 1869, the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony is on the National Register of Historic Places and a California registered historical landmark. This 272-acre property features Okei-san’s historic gravesite, an 1850’s farmhouse, and a turn-of-the-century barn. Rich in cultural and natural resources, the rolling landscape boasts productive farming soils, wildlife habitat, oak woodlands, ponds, and a wheelchair-accessible trail. Onsite is ARC’s native plant nursery, orchard, and giving garden. Acreage is leased to farm families who sell their products at the farm. Located on Cold Springs Road in Placerville, Wakamatsu is not open to the public. ARC offers public access via scheduled programs and tours led by trained docents, staff, and volunteers. Steady rain cancels. Mature children 10+ are welcome on tours. Cost: $5/Children 10-17 years old, $10/Adults.
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Wakamatsu Historical Public Tours - American River Conservancy