Tour Guidelines

We are excited to have you visit Casa del Herrero! For your information, a few guidelines apply:

Arrival Time:

Tours depart promptly on the hour. As a courtesy to your group and docent, please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.


On site parking is limited, and neighborhood parking is prohibited. Mini-vans or mini-coaches are acceptable, but large passenger buses are not allowed on the property. Guests are encouraged to carpool when possible.

Departure Time:

Visitors are prohibited from exploring Casa del Herrero without a docent, and should plan to depart the property no more than 15 minutes after the conclusion of the tour.


We welcome outdoor photography of the house and gardens. However, photography inside the house is strictly prohibited.


The estate is a smoke-free zone. Therefore, smoking is not permitted.

Food and Beverages:

With the exception of water, food and beverages are not permitted in the house and gardens.


With the exception of trained service dogs, animals are not permitted on the Casa grounds or in parked automobiles during tours. Kindly leave all pets at home as they must not be left unattended.

Additional Tour Information:

Casa tours are approximately 90 minutes long and include viewing the two-story George Washington Smith house and its surrounding garden spaces. All tour guests should be aware that there are stairs and uneven surfaces throughout the estate and that caution should be exercised inside the home and on the outdoor cobblestone pathways and garden areas. Sensible footwear and sun hats are recommended.