Historical Museum & Ainsley House

The Campbell Historical Museum & Ainsley House are owned and operated by the City of Campbell in public trust. The museums interpret the history of the Campbell area from its pioneer beginnings to today through innovative and meaningful programs.

We invite you to visit our museums and find your place in the history and future of the Orchard City.


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November 29th
10am - 1pm
Dining Room SmallHoliday Open Houses
December 14th &
December 18th
5:30pm - 8pm
Ainsley House Celebrates 20th Anniversary 
of Campbell Holiday Tradition

In 1994, the Ainsley House opened to the public, welcoming visitors for its first holiday celebration. Twenty years later, the tradition continues as local businesses and organizations decorate the Ainsley House in the spirit of the season. This year, the Ainsley House decorations will be inspired by themes from the 1920s and 1930s, the era of its construction and occupation by the Ainsley family. Holiday tours begin November 20 and conclude December 18, 2014.

Docent led tours of the Ainsley House showcasing the holiday decorations are offered noon – 4 p.m., Thursday – Sunday, November 20 through December 18, 2014. The Ainsley House will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Tour admission is $8, seniors $6, youth age 7-17 $4.50.

  1. Campbell Historical Museum
  2. Ainsley House
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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


Historical Museum 

Ainsley House 

Combo Ticket 

 Under 7 Free  Free  Free 
 Youth (7-17)  $2  $2.50  $4
 Adults  $2  $6  $8
 Seniors  $2  $4  $6