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Montalvo Arts Center and Arboretum is .5 mi. s.e. on SR 9, then 1 mi. s.w. on Montalvo Rd. Formerly the summer home of U.S. senator and San Francisco mayor James D. Phelan, the estate now serves as a center for fine arts. The 1912 Mediterranean-style villa has a formal garden and trails to lookout points on the surrounding hills. A 10-studio artist residency complex, two performing arts venues and the Project Space Gallery are on the grounds. Two-hour walking tours of the villa and Montalvo’s trails are offered. One-hour tours of the villa are offered July-August.

Free. Walking tour fee $20. Summer villa tour $10. Reservations are required for tours.
Mon.-Thurs. 8-7, Fri.-Sun. and holidays 9-5, Apr.-Sept.; Mon.-Thurs. 8-5, Fri.-Sun. and holidays 9-5, rest of year. Project Space Gallery hours vary; phone for schedule. The garden is occasionally closed for private events. Closed Jan. 1 and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.
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