Beekman Family Life Tours@Beekman House
Jacksonville’s 1873 Beekman House Museum will be open to the public for these new tours on the first, second, and fifth Saturdays of each month June through September.
The half-hour tours beginning every 20 minutes between 11am and 3pm . These tours offer highlights of the house, the family, and the Victorian Era.
The 1873 Beekman House Museum is a unique historical treasure because the Beekman family owned the house until 1959 and were the only ones to occupy it. The objects inside were all family possessions accumulated over the years, a rarity when most historic homes are furnished with period pieces.
The Beekman House Museum is located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville. Beekman Family Life tours are $3 per person.
Beekman Family Life tours will augment Historic Jacksonville’s Victorian Days tours on the third Saturday of each month through October and its 1932 Living History tours on the fourth Saturday of each month through September. Victorian Days provide an opportunity to explore a different aspect of 19th Century life each month through the lens of Jacksonville and the Beekman family. 1932 Living History tours encourage visitors to interact with Beekman family members and friends as they close up the family home, comment on the Great Depression and its effects on Jacksonville and reminisce about life in the late 1800s.
Victorian Days tours are offered every 15 minutes between 11am and 3pm on third Saturdays. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. 1932 Living History tours are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Living History tours are offered three times on the fourth Saturday of each month at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.