Fremont is a city in California's San Francisco Bay Area. The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum traces the early days of filmmaking through artifacts and photos. Mission San José is a 1700s Spanish Mission, with a reconstructed church and a museum. The Ardenwood Historic Farm demonstrates horse-powered farming, and features a Victorian mansion. Central Park is home to Lake Elizabeth and the Aqua Adventure Water Park.
Located in the south of the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, Fremont has a rapidly-growing population of around 240,000. It is one of the largest cities by land area and the fourth most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area, behind San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland. It directly borders and is the closest East Bay city to Silicon Valley as formally defined, and is thus often associated with it. The city has an extensive and rapidly expanding base of both tech industry and workers.