19th Century Family Life

Learn about Jacksonville life in the late 1800s as experienced by the
Cornelius C. Beekman Family –
the wealthiest and most prominent of Jacksonville’s pioneers.


These special 30 minute tours of the 1870s Beekman House provide glimpses into the Beekman family’s lifestyle, the changes brought about by the 19th Century Industrial Revolution, and Victorian architectural and design innovations.  Costumed docents will share highlights based on guests’ areas of interest.  

Coming to Jacksonville in 1853 as an express rider carrying mail, packages, and gold over the Siskiyous, Cornelius C. Beekman built a business empire based on banking, mining, insurance, and real estate interests.  Public service was also an integral part of his life.

Beekman, his wife and children, owned and occupied the family’s home for over 75 years.  The house itself was a product of Victorian advances in architecture and design, and the Industrial Revolution was a turning point in history impacting every aspect of Victorian life.

Tours begin every 20 to 30 minutes between 11 am and 2 pm on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, June 1st through August 17th.  Jacksonville’s Beekman House Museum is located at 470 E. California Street.

Beekman Family Life tours are $5 per person, cash or check, paid at the door.  For additional information about these or other Historic Jacksonville, Inc. activities, contact 541-245-3650 or e-mail info@historicjacksonville.org


DISCLAIMER:  All tour attendees do so at their own risk and waive any liability claims against Historic Jacksonville, Inc. or any volunteer.  This includes illness and injury, as well as loss, damage or theft of property.  Historic Jacksonville, Inc. reserves the right to refuse admission or eject persons at any time.







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