The Jack House is a unique piece of California's elegant and colorful past which will transport visitors back to the Victorian era. The Jack family holds history with some of the most prominent players in the drama of Central California development. Active in ranching, politics, travel, banking and land development, the Jacks lived in this fine two-story Victorian house for over 90 years and much of the family's original furnishings, artwork, kitchen utensils, dishes and keepsakes are now on display for visitors.

536 Marsh Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 781-7300

The Art We Eat On
The Art We Eat On: Five Centuries of Tableware features an eclectic array of objects from around the world, including pewter connected to the Salem Witch Trials, a Qing dynasty lotus bowl, a massive German gingerbread mold from the eighteenth century, and contemporary stoneware from the San Luis artist Jarred Pfeiffer. Learn about the changing fashions and evolving technology of the table: how pottery became waterproof, dinner knives stopped rusting, tables began to extend, and handles got attached to teacups and why it took so long.

AWEO 1790s Coalport tea service

Victorian Games
This summer the Jack House and Dallidet Adobe launch a new program of historic sports in historic settings, including fencing, croquet, badminton, and bowls. Beginners and experienced players are welcome for instruction and friendly competition.

At the Jack House odd Sundays and at the Dallidet Adobe even Sundays. Call (805) 470-0983 for details.

Jack House & Gardens
536 Marsh Street

Dallidet Adobe
1185 Pacific Street

Jack House 1900 croquet scene 1
A group of women playing croquette at the Historic Jack House circa 1900.
 Historic Sports at the Jack House 4

Elevator Removal Project 
Stay up-to-date with the latest on the Jack House Elevator Removal Project here!

Guided Tours
Guided tours of the Jack House interior and gardens are conducted by volunteer docents, specially trained in the history of the Jack Family and it's turn-of-the-century estate. Special group hours may also be scheduled by calling 781-7300. The Jack House closes from December through April. Tours are $5/person; Kids under 12 free.
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Volunteer Docents Needed!
Interested in guiding tours of the Historic Jack House? Email us at

Weddings and Events
Online Reservations are available for weddings, receptions and community special events at the Jack House Gardens. For more information, contact the Facility Reservation Desk at (805) 781-7222.

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  • Vendor Gate Access Information
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