Wakamatsu Farm

A national and state historic monument
located at 941 Cold Springs Rd.
Placerville, CA,
Wakamatsu Farm is the historic site 

of the 1869 Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony.

  • 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 settler in USA
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Ongoing Projects

Ongoing restoration activities at the farm aim to restore riparian areas, oak woodland, and wetland habitat. Help from volunteers and partners is needed in creating a vibrant community and a biologically diverse landscape.

Tours

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

PUBLIC TOURS
Trained docents lead 2-hour hike over uneven and unpaved terrain, including stairs. Not suitable for mobility-challenged visitors. Fee is $10/adult or $5/youth (10-17).

OPEN FARM DAYS
Visit, hike, picnic at your own pace. Volunteers onsite to answer questions.  Suitable for all visitors. Spring and Fall months, first Saturdays. $10 per vehicle. Additional charge for buses.

PRIVATE TOURS
May include adjustments to regular public tours.  Minimum two weeks advance booking.  $50 non-refundable deposit. $100 minimum charge.

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For visitor information,
please contact
wakamatsu@ARConservancy.org
or 530-621-1224.

WakamatsuFest150

Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Japanese American History

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

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ARC has just launched a planning, promotional and grassroots fundraising campaign to prepare for this gala celebration. You can support our effort by volunteering, donating to the project or sponsoring the event. For more information contact Melissa Lobach at 530-621-1224 / Melissa@ARConservancy.org

SPONSOR  VOLUNTEER

PARTNERS

Free Hand Farm

The Bear and the Bee

Consul General of Japan

City of Aizu Wakamatsu, Japan

Japanese American Citizens League

California State Parks, Visitors Bureau and the Office of Historic Preservation

National Parks

El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce

California Rice Commission

People to People International

El Dorado County

American River Conservancy