Wakamatsu Farm

A national and state historic landmark
in Placerville, California,
Wakamatsu Farm is the original site 

of the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony
established June 8, 1869.

  • leaf-li-bg  Site of 1st Japanese colony in USA
  • leaf-li-bg  Birthplace of 1st Japanese-American
  • leaf-li-bg  Gravesite of 1st Japanese woman buried in USA
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Ongoing Projects

Ongoing activities at the Farm aim to restore and preserve riparian areas, oak woodland, wetland habitat, and historic structures.
People of all ages enjoy fun and educational activities at the Farm.
Volunteers and partners create and maintain
a vibrant community location on this biologically diverse landscape.
New ideas about land use are welcome.

Tours

Public, private, and
open farm 
tours,
all proceeds
directly 
benefit
Wakamatsu Farm.

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Visitor info:
wakamatsu@ARConservancy.org
530-621-1224.

PUBLIC TOURS
Docents lead a 2-hr hike over uneven, unpaved terrain, including stairs. Not suitable for mobility-challenged or kids under 10 yrs. 3rd Sundays, Spring & Fall months. $10 per adult, $5 per kid (10-17).

PRIVATE TOURS
Your group enjoys a docent-led tour. Scheduling requires at least two weeks advance notice. $100 minimum, $50 non-refundable deposit.

OPEN FARM DAYS
Hike, picnic, relax at your pace. Interpreters onsite to answer questions. Suitable for all visitors. First Saturdays, Spring & Fall. $10 per vehicle, large vans & buses additional.

Wakamatsu Farm is private property.
Please plan your visit only during scheduled tours and programs,
and plan for rugged outdoor leisure with limited amenities.

Featuring the Farm

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WakaFest150

Four-Day Sesquicentennial Festival in 2019
Celebrating 150 years of Japanese-American heritage, arts, and cuisine

June 6th – 9th, 2019
941 Cold Springs Rd., Placerville CA

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To prepare for WakaFest150, ARC is currently planning, promoting, and fundraising.
You can support WakaFest150 today by sponsoring, donating, or volunteering.
web: www.ARConservancy.org/wakafest150
email: wakamatsu@ARConservancy.org
phone: 530-621-1224

SPONSOR  VOLUNTEER

PARTNERS

Free Hand Farm

The Bear and the Bee

California Rice Commission

Consulate General of Japan

City of Aizu Wakamatsu, Japan

Japanese American Citizens League

National Japanese American Historical Society

California State Parks – Visitors Bureau & Office of Historic Preservation

El Dorado County & Coloma/Lotus Chambers of Commerce

El Dorado County Historical Society

Sierra Nevada Conservancy

High Sierra Resource Conservation & Development Council

Natural Resources Conservation Service

California Cultural and Historical Endowment

People to People International

Warabi/El Dorado County Sister City Association

Gold Trail Union School District

Congresswoman Doris Matsui

John Van Sant, Ph.D, Historian – Japanese Emigration