Historical Museum & Ainsley House

History Happy Hour
is back in 2016
Upcoming Dates:
May 13: Historian Ray Cosyn, "Exploring the impacts of Prohibition to the Santa Clara Valley, the largest fruit processing center in the world. 
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June 10: Larry Hancock, General Director of Opera San Jose, will discuss the 2016-2017 season and will bring a singer in residence to perform!  This is a History Happy Hour not to miss!!
Registration is now open online or please call: (408) 866-2104
For more detailed information, please contact Kerry Perkins (408) 866-2718

  • Event timeline:
    -- 5:30-6pm: doors open, appetizer and beverages available, Ainsley House open for walk through
    --6-7pm: speaker presents with time for Q & A inside the Living Room of the Ainsley House.
    --7-7:30pm: last call for beverages and Ainsley House walk through, clean up.

Ainsley House: Exhibit Reception: June 4. All day FREE admission.Exhibit Opening_ June 4 from 12-4pm FREE DAY!
  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.


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