The city of San Ramon, California is home to a number of historical sites, but none more impressive than the Neo-Gothic house built between 1857 and 1858. This house, located on San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Westside Drive, was once the county line between Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. It is now a monument to Ruth Boone, a local philanthropist who bequeathed her 16-acre Boone family farm to the city of San Ramon in 1997. The farm, known as Forest Home Farms, is now a municipal historic park that is open to the public. Visitors can explore the grounds and take part in guided tours of the area. The tours are offered by the San Ramon Valley Museum, which also houses a research library and exhibits about the history of Danville, San Ramon, Alamo and Blackhawk.
The museum also offers a single-room school program for third grade students every spring. This program allows students to experience what it was like to attend school in the early years of San Ramon. The museum works hard to preserve the historical integrity of the facility and ensure that its visitors have an authentic experience. The oldest historical site in San Ramon is an important part of the city's history and culture.
It is a reminder of the contributions made by Ruth Boone and other local philanthropists who have helped to preserve this area for future generations. Visitors can explore this site and learn more about its history by taking part in guided tours offered by the San Ramon Valley Museum.