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Shadelands Ranch Museum is Open for Tours

Feb 09, 2018 11:18AM

Docent led tours of Shadelands Ranch Museum resume on Sunday, February 4, following the holiday closure. Tours are available from 1pm to 4pm, Sundays and Wednesdays. The last tour begins at 3:30. The museum, a Walnut Creek treasure, is located at 2660 Ygnacio Valley Road. Construction of this colonial revival house began in 1902 and was completed in 1903 for Hiram Penniman, one of Walnut Creek’s early settlers, and his wife, Carrie, and daughter, Mary. Much of the furniture and household items on display belonged to the Penniman family. The tours are $3.00 for adults, $1.00 for students, and free for children under 6. Admission is free for anyone with a Discover and Go pass, available at the Walnut Creek Library. Come and learn the fascinating story of the Penniman family and experience life in Walnut Creek in the early 1900s. The Walnut Creek Historical Society administers the house. For more information or to schedule a group tour, call (925) 935-7871 or visit the museum’s website at


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