Beekman House Tours

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From 12 noon to 3 pm on select Saturdays of each month from May through September, Historic Jacksonville, Inc. offers two different types of tours of the Beekman House – Jacksonville’s wealthiest and most prominent pioneer family.   October and December bring special seasonal events.

Victorian Theme Tours – Each month we look at a different aspect of Jacksonville life in the late 1800s as viewed through the lens of the Beekman family.  Themes have included Etiquette, Medical Practices, Music & Literature, Arts & Crafts and Mourning Rituals. Tours run from 11 – 3, departing every 15 minutes.  Cost is $5.

1932 Living History Tours – Time travel to 1932 with Groucho Marx in on the radio and depression era miners digging up Jacksonville streets.  Carrie and Ben Beekman are in Jacksonville for the weekend to close up the 1873 family home, after their mother’s passing and they are inviting you to visit!

You will interact with the Beekmans, their cousin Lulu Linn,  and their former housekeeper Louise Minear as they sort through family belongings, comment on current events, and reminisce about life in the late 1800s and one of Southern Oregon’s most prominent pioneer families.  Tours run 12 noon,  1:30 pm,  and 3 pm on the 3rd Saturday of each month from May through September. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students.  Tours are limited to 15 people.

Other dates may be possible for group bookings of 10 to 15 people. Group bookings may also include either a picnic lunch or a “strawberry tea” for an additional $15 per person.

For information or group reservations, call 541-245-3650 or email  info@historicjacksonville.org

Beekman House is located at 470 E. California Street,