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 2021 historic Jacksonville walking 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 June 5th through September 4th.  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!)

Space is limited!
For reservations or information, contact or
541-245-3650 or visit

Note:  Even if you are fully vaccinated, you will be asked to wear a mask as a courtesy to your tour guide and other guests.  Although Oregon is now fully open, new strains of COVID-19 are infecting even vaccinated individuals.  We want to keep you, our other guests, and tour guides safe!

And if you are not yet ready to venture out or would like more knowledge about various Jacksonville sites, be sure to visit our Virtual Walk through History blog and posts!



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