Historic Jacksonville, Inc. brings the history of Jacksonville and Southern Oregon to life through tours, events, and activities that share the stories of the pioneers who settled the region following the discovery of gold in 1852.  

This year we’re opening the 1873 Beekman House Museum for tours every Saturday through September between 11 am and 3 pm!   Choose from 1932 Living Historyinteracting with family members and friends in Depression Era Jacksonville; Victorian Days tours exploring different aspects of Victorian lifestyle; and Beekman Family Life tours sharing 19th Century daily life.  

Tour behind the counter of the Beekman Bank, the oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest, that’s been preserved as a museum since the doors were locked in 1915.  Banking hours are 11 am to 4 pm, Friday through Monday, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.  

Visit spirits from the past and their tales of woe, sorrow, and regret, when Historic Jacksonville offers its Haunted History walking tours twice each month from June through October.

And don’t forget to “like” Historic Jacksonville, Inc. (historicjville) on Facebook for weekly snippets of local history each History Trivia Tuesday!


Jacksonville-1883 Lithograph

 Jacksonville 1883 (lithograph)

When Oregon was admitted to the Union in 1859, Jacksonville was the largest inland trade center in the new state, and Jacksonville and its residents played a dominant role in early Oregon history and statehood. But when the railroad by-passed Jacksonville in the 1880s, the town slowly sank into oblivion. However, that oblivion also proved to be the town’s salvation, preserving the historic buildings, homes, and character that you see today—Jacksonville’s National Historic Landmark District. Today, these landmarks live again through the efforts of the City of Jacksonville, volunteers, and private owners so that you can again experience Jacksonville in its heyday.


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