Historical Museum & Ainsley House

History Happy Hour:
Friday, May 19: ONCE UPON A CRIME

Speaker: Esther Ludlow
Topic: Once Upon a Crime, a podcast produced by Esther Ludlow and True Crime cases from Santa Clara Valley.

Please come and enjoy an evening of True Crime as Esther Ludlow discusses true crime cases from Santa Clara Valley as well as what it takes to create her popular podcast:
Once Upon a Crime

5:30pm: Doors Open
6-7pm: Featured Speaker
7-7:30pm: Closing
Admission: $15/ person
Reservations required
Call (408) 866-2104 or
Reserve on line here

Once Upon a Crime

 On Exhibit, at the Ainsley House:

"The Art of Tea" is a temporary exhibit on display in the Carriage House. Come explore the different cultures that enjoy the most popular beverage in the world next to water!  See tea pots that are also art piece, and learn about different products that use tea as an ingredient for better skin and health.
Admission to the exhibit is FREE inside the Carriage House.

"The Entrepreneurial Spirit of the American Immigrant"
is a temporary exhibit on display in the Ainsley House. The exhibit features photographs from six immigrant photographers who have used their immigrant experience to capture the essence of American immigrant business owners in Santa Clara Valley.
Admission to the exhibit is FREE with a purchase of an Ainsley House tour.

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American Immigrant Photography Ad-Holiday Brochure 2

Mother's Day Teas at the Ainsley House

May  13, 2017

Tea seating at 12pm
Tour of the Ainsley House to follow

Admission prices: $50 general public/ $45 museum members

Reservations are required. Please contact:

Barbie Rosato
(408) 866-2757/ barbier@cityofcampbell.com

Mothers day tea

Museum Field Trips are open for reservations

The Campbell Historical Museum & Ainsley House are available for school field trips.  Both programs are designed to complement study units for 2nd and 3rd grade. 
The Campbell Historical Museum offers a 
HANDS on HISTORY program invites students to engage in experiential learning as they rotate through four different exhibit stations that will teach them about life 100 years ago and how times have changed.
The Ainsley House, 
History Detectives brings students on an interactive mystery tour through the Ainsley  House as well as allows them to explore different hands on museum activities inside the Carriage House.
Each field trip:
* Runs from 9am -12pm
* Requires a minimum of 4 chaperones (the chaperones engage and lead activities on each field trip)
* Admission is $6/ student (minimum of $120 for 20 students or fewer). Teachers and chaperones are free.

  1. Campbell Historical Museum
  2. Ainsley House
CHM_2013Historical Museum
The Campbell Historical Museum is located in the City’s first public building, Firehouse #1. Visitors can explore the City’s rich history through self-guided tours. Changing exhibits use themes of Home Life, Community, Recreation, and Work to provide insight into daily life in the Santa Clara Valley over the past century. Engaging, hands-on features in each exhibit area encourage personal interaction with historical objects in order to better understand life in the region today.

 Exhibits and Programs
Teacher and Educator Information
  • Ainsley House tour policies:
    Please do not touch or sit on any object
  • Please stay with your docent
  • If you have a large purse or back pack, please carry it down by your side or in front of you to avoid knocking any of the artifacts.
  • There is a staircase to reach the 2nd floor, no elevator
  • Tours can last 30-45 minutes.
Hours: Thursday-Sunday 12pm-4pm


Historical Museum 

Ainsley House 

Combo Ticket 

 Under 7 Free  Free  Free 
 Youth (7-17)  $2  $4  $5
 Adults  $2  $8  $9
 Seniors  $2  $6  $7