Wakamatsu Farm

An historic landmark farm
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  Grave site of 1st Japanese immigrant woman buried in USA
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At the Farm
Wakamatsu Farm is a community place to appreciate
natural resources, sustainable agriculture,
and cultural history.

Visitors of all ages enjoy fun, educational, and enriching activities.
Volunteers and partners create and maintain a vibrant
and biologically diverse community landscape.
Ongoing projects aim to restore and preserve historic structures,
oak woodland, riparian areas, and wetland habitat.
The public visits during scheduled tours, events, and programs. 

For Visitors

Public, private, and
open farm 
all proceeds
Wakamatsu Farm.

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

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

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.
Be prepared for rugged outdoor leisure with limited amenities.

Featuring the Farm

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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 WakamatsuFest150, ARC is currently planning, promoting, and fundraising.
You can support the festival today by sponsoring, donating, or volunteering.
web: www.ARConservancy.org/wakafest150
email: [email protected]
phone: 530-621-1224



Free Hand Farm

California Rice Commission

El Dorado Arts Council

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

Non Profit 501c3 tax ID#68-0195752.