BEEKMAN FAMILY LIFE

Learn about Jacksonville life in the late 1800s as experienced by the town’s wealthiest and most prominent pioneer family.  These 30 minute tours offer highlights of the Beekman family’s lifestyle, the changes brought about by the 19th Century Industrial Revolution, and Victorian architectural and design innovations.

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 1873 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.

Costumed docents share highlights based on guest areas of interest.  Half hour tours begin every 20 minutes between 11 am and 3 pm on the 1st, 2nd, and 5th Saturdays of each month from May through September at Jacksonville’s Beekman House Museum located at 470 E. California Street.  

The Jacksonville Trolley offers a convenient off/on tour arrangement that allows riders to debark from a trolley tour, visit the Beekman House Museum, and continue their town tour on the next available trolley.

Beekman Family Life tours are $3 per person, cash or check.  For additional information about these or other Historic Jacksonville, Inc. activities, contact 541-245-3650 or e-mail info@historicjacksonville.org.


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