Haunted History Walking Tours – Oct. 13 & 14

Take a peek behind the pleasant facade projected by Jacksonville’s well-preserved homes and businesses to our gruesome past.  Docents will tell you the sad stories behind many of our lovely buildings. These tours are not your typical ‘ghost tours...

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J’ville Oktoberfest Kicks Off

Come experience the 9th Year of Southern Oregon’s largest Oktoberfest – September 29 – 30, 2017, at the historic schoolhouse on Bigham Knoll. Jacksonville’s Oktoberfest is a celebration of great music, food and BIER! Benefiting the Re-Opening of T...

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Haunted Field & Scarecrow Festival at Hanley Farm

Family Fun at Hanley Farm – Join us, if you Dare!!!! Creepy, crawly, scary things that only appear at night, ghoulies and ghosties! Who knows what lurks in your fields and gardens? Fear not! October 7 & 8, Hanley Farm hosts the seventh annual Scarec...

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Fall “Uncorked Event” on the Applegate Wine Trail

Join wine lovers from all over for the Applegate Valley Wine Trail’s Fall Uncorked Event on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 from 11am to 5pm. Tickets are $49 each and include a commemorative Wine Trail wine glass. How does Uncorked work? 18 wineries in the Ap...

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Randall Theatre’s Macap Musical

Combining the best known songs from everyone’s favorite animated films and a classic party game give you Randall Theatre’s production of “Madcap Musical”.  The show opens on November 10 and runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays unti...

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Victorian Christmas –

Jacksonville, Oregon celebrates the holidays and our past with Victorian Christmas.   The celebration begins with a merchant open house tree lighting ceremony on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and continues on the first three weekends in December, wit...

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Beekman House Victorian Christmas Tours

JACKSONVILLE, OR—Experience a Victorian Christmas this holiday season at the historic Beekman House, located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville, Oregon. This 1873 residence, home to Jacksonville’s wealthiest pioneer family, is decorated for a...

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Little Women, The Musical at Randall Theare

It’s the story that has been beloved for generations now in a stunning musical adaptation. Follow the adventures of the March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, as they live, love and grow during the Civil War era. Missing their father as he serves on ...

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10 Uniquely Jacksonville Gift Ideas

Finding the perfect gift for friends and family can be challenging.  So here are a few ideas if you want to give a gift that is uniquely Jacksonville. 1.  Jacksonville’s History – You will find books on our history at Terra Firma Gifts and the Visit...

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Upcoming Events

all-day Narrated Trolley Tours 10:30 – 2:30
Narrated Trolley Tours 10:30 – 2:30
Jul 21 all-day
45 minute narrated trolley tour providing an overview of Jacksonville’s history Meet the trolley at the Visitor Information Center –  corner of North Oregon & C Streets Purchase tickets at Visitor Information Center by credit card or cash; Cash only for on-board purchase $6 adults, $3 children, no charge for held on lap Tours run on the half-hour from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Fridays – Mondays in May & October Daily June – September; The Trolley is not handicap accessible Sold out tours may occur with advance registration and will be noted on this calendar as a separate entry Private tours are available for groups, limited to 25.  Click Here for more information
11:00 am Behind the Counter tours at Beek...
Behind the Counter tours at Beek...
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Experience how Cornelius Beekman, Jacksonville’s most prominent pioneer, conducted banking in the late 1800s when Historic Jacksonville again opens the 1863 Beekman Bank, the oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest, for special “Behind the Counter” tours from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day in 2017. Between 11 am and 4 pm on Fridays through Mondays, costumed docents will share stories of late 19th Century banking practices, gold shipping, and handshake deals. Over $10 million in gold crossed the bank’s counters during Jacksonville’s heyday in the second half of the 19th Century (worth over $1 billion today). Location:  California and North 3rd Streets in Jacksonville.  It has been preserved intact as a museum since Cornelius Beekman closed the doors in 1915. A suggested bank “deposit” of $2 will help us maintain this program and expand “banking hours.” Private group tours are also available.  For additional information, contact Historic Jacksonville at 541-245-3650 or e-mail info@historicjacksonville.org. http://www.historicjacksonville.org/events/behind-the-counter-tours/
11:00 am Victorian Days @ Beekman House
Victorian Days @ Beekman House
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join Historic Jacksonville between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month from May through October for our Victorian Days tours and activities at Jacksonville’s historic Beekman House Museum.  One-hour tours begin every 15 minutes.  New themes each month share  different aspects of life in the late 1800s as viewed through the lens of the gold mining town of Jacksonville and the Beekman family, the town’s most prominent and wealthiest pioneers.  Here’ our 2018 schedule of Victorian themes: 6/16 – Victorian Hobbies & Crafts “Leisure Doesn’t Mean Idleness!” 7/21 – Travel in the Victorian Age “From Stagecoach and Sailing Ship to Railroad, Steamship, and Automobile!” 8/18 – Victorian Etiquette “Mind Your Manners!” 9/15 – Victorian Fashion – “The Well-Dressed Victorian” In October we’ll host a special 2-day event: 10/20 & 10/21 – Victorian Mourning Customs – “Honoring the Dearly Departed” All activities are at Jacksonville’s 1873 C.C. Beekman House Museum, located at 470 E. California Street.  Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students.  Lawn activities are free. Private tours for groups of 10 to 15 can also be arranged at a cost of $15 per person.

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