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.

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The Story of the Jacks

October 22            
1:00-3:30 pm
FREE

Come hear the Story of the Jacks at their gravesites at 2890 S. Higuera St. San Luis Obispo on Oct. 22 only, as this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

The cemetery is across the street from the Elks Lodge.

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Art After Dark

1st Friday of the Month            
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
FREE

Hundreds of visitors converge on downtown SLO to see new art exhibits and add to their growing collections. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, it's SLO's favorite night of the month to celebrate art for free! A typical Art After Dark will spotlight the best of established and emerging local artists. There may also be featured works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.

Opening of The Evolution of Travel JACK FAMILY STYLE Exhibit:
2017 Season

Step back in time, the time between 1841 and 1929, the time when travel by horse and buggy evolved into luxury liners that sailed the seas.   

The exhibit will include the creation of a Trunk Room bringing Jack luggage together for the first time, as well as personal letters, postcards and memorabilia highlighting the travels of the Jack family. 

Tours: Sundays 1pm - 4pm and by special arrangement
$5 adults | Kids under 12 FREE

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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.

View interactive map.

Volunteer Docents Needed!
Interested in guiding tours of the Historic Jack House? Email us at jackdocents@gmail.com.

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.

  • Wedding and Event FAQs
  • Vendor Gate Access Information
  • Interactive Map

    Elevator Removal Project

    Photos from the recently completed Jack House Elevator Removal Project here!

    Historic Preservation