Founders' Park

Founders Park general view before vandalism

Founders’ Park celebrates Anaheim’s heritage, offering visitors a chance to step back in time and immerse themselves in the city’s agricultural history.

The park highlights two impressive historic homes that have been favorite school field trip destinations for nearly 50 years.

The 1857 Mother Colony House is one of Anaheim's earliest homes. The Woelke-Stoffel House is a two-story Queen Anne built in 1894 during Anaheim's citrus era.

Visitors will enjoy expansive shade from the heritage Moreton Bay Fig tree while exploring park walkways and trails through a recreated 19th century landscape.

Recently added to the property are a large Carriage House with a style that compliments the architecture of the Queen Anne home, and a new Pump House and windmill reminiscent of the citrus era. The new outbuildings, typical in 19th century Anaheim, create additional space for exhibits and programs, while also providing meeting space and restroom facilities. Nearby, the windmill and orange grove demonstrate the vital relationship between water and agricultural prosperity. A vegetable garden, working water pump, clothesline and sundial supply opportunities for hands-on activities. Founders’ Park is the perfect setting for tea parties, themed fundraisers, intimate weddings and corporate events.

  1. Victorian Christmas
  2. Founders' Park History

Victorian Christmas Tree

Explore Founders’ Park adorned with Yuletide decorations in the Mother Colony and Woelke-Stoffel Houses. Engage with docents dressed in period garb as they share the holiday traditions popularized during the Victorian era. Embrace the festive spirit by participating in the Victorian Christmas Scavenger Hunt with your family and friends!

Saturday, Dec.9, 2023, & Saturday, Jan. 6, 2023, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.