Welcome to Bartholomew Park

August 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

Dear friends and neighbors: With great sadness we have to tell you that the fires have caused extensive damage to our beloved Bartholomew Park. We have been advised by Cal Fire to close the trails because of extreme danger from falling trees, and so the trails are closed and will remain so until we can be sure they are safe to reopen. Please be patient.

Our hearts go out to all of you who have suffered so terribly from the fires and their aftermath. We wish you all possible comfort and look forward to working with you to help rebuild our community.

Anna Pope, Trustee of the Frank H. Bartholomew Foundation

As you enter the Bartholomew Park, you will be surrounded by vineyards, gardens and in the distance a replica of the majestic Villa built by Agoston Haraszthy in 1861-2 for his family overlooking the property. The Count opened the Villa with a grand and elegant masked ball. The Count’s original Villa was destroyed, and in 1987, at the end of her life, Antonia Bartholomew, rebuilt the Villa to preserve physically the fascinating early era and way of life. The museum in the Villa is open on weekends from noon to 3 pm.

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