Guided Tours of the Jack House
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 781-7303.
Jack House closes from December through April. *Kids under 12 free
Enjoy an afternoon of music in the
serene Jack House Gardens and take a tour of the historic Victorian
home. All mothers attending receive a complimentary flower.
*Kids under 12 free
"Haunted" Jack House
The Jack family
lived in this house for nearly 100 years, but it has been many a
decade since anyone occupied the old place. Strange noises have been
heard emanating from these old walls. Could ghosts be hiding in the
closets or wandering down stairs? Come find out! Tour the dimly-lit
house and learn Jack family history and maybe more. Last tour begins
at 3:30 pm. *Kids under 12 free
Victorian Christmas Open House and Candlelight Tours
Come enjoy the
splendor of a Victorian Christmas with docent-led tours of the
historic Jack House. Following tours, hot cider and cookies are
served in the Victorian kitchen and visitors may enjoy unique items
in the Wash House Gift Shop. *Kids under 12 free
here for more information about reservations for weddings,
receptions and community special events at the Historic
House and Gardens. Contact the
Facility Reservation Desk at (805) 781-7222.
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 were also friends and associates to the likes of railroad magnates
Charles Crocker and C.P. Huntington, acclaimed statesman and pianist, Ignace Paderewski,
and humorist Will Rogers.
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. The family's
library collection, alone, houses over 2000 volumes including several great literary
treasures, a number of first editions and many of the Harvard Classics.
Wash House Gift Shop
Nestled in the
back courtyard of the gardens is a vintage wash house, now remodeled as The Wash House
Gift Shop. Enjoy a variety of quality local products, books on local history, Jack
House note cards, memorabilia and a diverse selection of specialty gift items. The Wash House Gift Shop is open
for browsing and souvenir shopping during regular tour hours.