John Marsh Stone House

The historic John Marsh Stone House seen in the morning sun after escaping unharmed by the recent earthquake in Napa. For the first time in years, the public will get a chance to see it up close on Oct. 11 and learn about the many historic, cultural and natural wonders of Marsh Creek State Park.

Photo by Rick Lemyre

The public will get a rare chance to see the historic John Marsh Stone House during the inaugural Heritage Day at Marsh Creek State Park on Saturday, Oct. 11. The free event will feature presentations on the historic, natural and cultural wonders of the 3,700-acre park located near Brentwood.

“We won’t be able to go inside the house because of the current stabilization project, but you’ll get right up next to it and hear the story of the first stone manor built in California 158 years ago,” said Rick Lemyre, executive director of the John Marsh Historic Trust. The Trust and California Department of Parks and Recreation are co-hosting the event. 

“A lot of people don’t know the Stone House is there, or that it’s in the middle of the biggest state historic park in California,” Lemyre said. “The park’s General Plan was adopted in 2012, but there just hasn’t been any money to open it. We have to make people aware of what’s here if that’s going to change.”

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