Victorian Christmas

Learn how holiday traditions have changed!  Every weekend from November 30th through December 29th, you’re invited to experience how Christmas was celebrated during the late 1800s when you tour the 1873 C. C. Beekman House Museum, located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville, Oregon, and home to Jacksonville’s wealthiest pioneer family.

Learn about the many cultures that contributed to the Christmas celebration we know.  Find the good luck German pickle ornament on the Christmas tree.  Sing a Christmas carol.  Steal a kiss under the mistletoe.  Hear about presents the Beekmans exchanged.  Sample one of Mrs. Beekman’s sugar cookies.  And visit Mrs. Beekman’s Christmas Bazaar for toys, crafts, collectibles, holiday items, and popular Victorian era gifts.

Victorian costumed docents will be offering tours every 15 minutes between 11 am and 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Victorian Christmas house tours are $5 .  Tickets are available at the door.  Bazaar admission is free.  Proceeds help preserve Jacksonville’s historic buildings and expand historic program offerings.

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