School Program

Folger Stable

Students discover what it was like to live during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

James Folger II, president of the Folger coffee company, purchased property in Woodside in 1902. Architect Arthur Brown, Jr. designed buildings for the estate. The Folger Stable is a reminder of the Great Estates era, when millionaires enjoyed the country lifestyle in San Mateo County.

A student at the Folger Stable school program makes apple juice in an old fashioned press

Students press apples for juice.

Students take a walk back in time as they see the different historic buildings on the property. Then, they explore the carriage room to discover different uses of the land over time.

Hands-On Activities

  • Clean tack and saddle a “horse.”
  • Stamp a leather bookmark.
  • Build a stone wall.
  • Press apple cider.


  • Students will understand that changes in land use over time from agriculture to leisure.
  • Students will understand the importance of a horses for work and leisure activities.

About Folger Stable

Folger Stable is part of Wunderlich Park, a San Mateo County Park. The San Mateo County Historical Association only operates the school programs at the site. More information on the Folger Stable, Carriage Room open hours, guided tours and community events is available from the Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks.

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  • Geared to third and fourth graders.
  • History-Social Science Content Standards: 3.3, 3.5, 4.4.
  • To protect the historic site and for better quality of programming, school programs at the Folger Stable are limited to one class per program.
  • The school program usually happens rain or shine. Some modification of activities occurs on rainy days. Note, San Mateo County Parks sometimes close in severe weather.