“Victorian Days”

The 2nd half of he 19th Century saw major changes in transportation, medical practices, fashion, household conveniences,  jobs, and more as the Industrial Revolution’s inventions and innovations changed everyone’s lifestyle. 

View different aspects of life in the late 1800s through the lens of the gold mining town of Jacksonville, Oregon, and the Beekman family, the town’s most prominent and wealthiest pioneers!

These popular 1-hour tours at the historic 1873 C.C. Beekman House Museum, located at 470 E. California Street, look at the dramatic changes of life during the late 1800s Industrial Revolution along with the lingering social expectations that continued to influence adoption of these changes.   

Tours will be offered every 3rd Saturday from May 21st through August 20th — a different topic each month — with special Saturday and Sunday tours in September and October.  Tours begin every 20 minutes starting at 12n with the last tour beginning at 3pm.

Tours are $10 per person and each tour is limited to 8 people.  10 tours are offered each day.  Reservations are required.  Walk-ups are accommodated on a “space available” basis.

Choose your Victorian theme and purchase your tickets below.  

Click on the drop down menu arrow to see all dates and tour times.  Select your tour time and add it to your cart.  You can then indicate how many tickets you want.  If that many tickets are not available, please try a different time.  You may also e-mail info@historicjacksonville.org or call 541-245-3650 for assistance. 


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May 21 – Victorian EtiquetteTime
 
“Mind your manners” when we look at 19th Century social interactions, class distinctions, and appropriate dress… 
 
 
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June 18 – Victorian Medical PracticesTime
 
Learn the nature of medical treatment when doctors lacked formal medical education; hospitals were virtually non-existent; germs were unknown, and narcotics, opiates, alcohol, and poisons were the base of most medicines.
 
 
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July 16 – Newfangled InventionsTime
 
See and hear about the 19th Century Industrial Revolution’s inventions and innovations that transformed daily life for Jacksonville and Southern Oregon residents in the late 1800s.
 
 
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August 20 – Travel in the Victorian EraTime
 
In the span of 50 years, transportation options advanced from horseback, wagon or buggy, stagecoach, and sailing ship, to railroad, steamship and automobile.
 
 
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September 17 & 18 – Victorian FashionsTime
 

Featured styles include fashions appropriate for social calls, travel, daytime activities, formal dinners, mourning, country outings, servants, undergarments, and more with special items from the Southern Oregon Historical Society’s collection.

Saturday, September 17,2022 

 
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October 22 & 23 – Victorian Mourning CustomsTime
 

Learn how Victorians honored their dearly departed with elaborate rituals covering everything from fashion to home décor to funeral etiquette to social behavior to personal mementos.

Saturday, October 22,2022 

 
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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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