Arden: Helena Modjeska Historic House and Gardens


Arden Helena Modjeska Historic House and Gardens
Mailing Address Only: C/o 25151 Serrano Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630-2534
(949)923-2230
heritagehill@ocparks.com

Fee: $5 per person for a docent led tour. For reservations, please contact the South County Historical Parks office at Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest at (949) 923-2230.

Tucked away amidst a live oak grove on the banks of Santiago Creek in Modjeska Canyon lies the century-old home of world renowned actress Madame Helena Modjeska. Named for the grounds’ resemblance to the Forest of Arden in the Shakespearean play, “As You Like It,” Arden is designated a National Historic Landmark.

Activities

Docent led tours of the historic house and gardens are currently offered four times a month, by advance reservation only. This walking tour will take you through the years Madame Modjeska resided in her canyon home, and along the rock lined pathways of what she so fondly called the Forest of Arden. Tours are approximately 1 1/2 hours.

News

October 27, 2014 
Park Hours Change Starting Nov. 2

The clocks fall back early Nov. 2, marking the end of daylight saving time and OC Parks’ spring-summer operating schedule. Wilderness parks close at sunset and most regional parks close at 6 p.m. for the fall and winter.


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None currently scheduled.