For inquiries or reservations, please contact the South County Historical Parks office at Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest at 949-923-2230 or heritagehill@ocparks.com.

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 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, by advance reservation. 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.

Park patrons are welcome to enjoy the self-guided grounds Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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