Stretch your legs while learning a little Jacksonville history!

Did you know that the cost of fire insurance was the main reason Jacksonville has so many brick buildings in its historic commercial core?  Or that a quarter of Jacksonville’s early population was German-speaking?  Or that the most successful pioneers were the merchants, not the miners or the farmers?

You’ll learn all this and more when you join us for our 2024 Historic Jacksonville Walk through History tours!  Trace town history through its businesses, fraternal orders, churches, and public buildings from the discovery of gold to the coming of the railroad.  View early Jacksonville through the architecture of its houses and the stories of the pioneers who built and occupied them.  Visit government and commercial buildings, fraternal lodges, and homes that capture the stories of Jacksonville’s National Historic Landmark District and the people who transformed a gold rush town into Southern Oregon’s 19th Century social, governmental, and commercial hub.

These 1-hour tours will leave from Courthouse Square (North 5th between C and D streets) at 10 am every Saturday from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.  And they are FREE!  (Although we will certainly welcome your donations since they go to maintain the historic buildings that you experience on the tour!)

Reservations are not required.
For information, contact
or 541-245-3650.

You can learn more about many of the sites that you visit from our Virtual Walk through History  blog that visits 50 local sites.


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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