Escape Back In Time – Explore Jacksonville’s History

Time travel to the 1800s in Jacksonville from May through September.  Two volunteer organizations create a variety of programming to explore the history of our town from a variety of perspectives.  Friends of the Jacksonville Cemetery offers scheduled tours on the 2nd Saturdays in the morning and evening guided walks on the 2nd Tuesdays.  Historic Jacksonville offers two different types of tours of the Cornelius Beekman House on the 3rd & 4th Saturdays of the month, tours for the Beekman Bank and Haunted History Walking Tours.

Narrated Trolley Tours – 45 minute overview of Jacksonville’s history
– 10:30 am – 2:30 pm (departing at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30)
– Fridays – Mondays in May & October
– Daily June – September
Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under.  Meet the trolley at the Visitor Information Center – corner of Oregon & C Streets.

Beekman Bank Tours – at the corner of California and North 3rd streets where over $40 million in gold crossed the counters during Jacksonville’s heyday.
11:00 am – 4:00 pm Fridays – Sundays May – August.  Admission: $2 suggested donation. Visitors can have the rare experience of stepping behind the counter of the second oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest, preserved intact as a museum since it closed its doors in 1915.

There are also self-guided tours at any time of the year.  You can pick up a map or an audio device at the Visitor Information Center.

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