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Ainsley House

300 Grant Street, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 408-866-2119
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Facinating piece of history

The guided tour gave a detailed insight into the history of the Santa Clara Valley and the canning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol L
Campbell, California
I used to visit this home when it I was in Campbell High School.

The Ainsleys were very generous to Campbell in many ways. The younger Mr. Ainsley would host... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David B
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The Ainsley House, a historic house museum, was the third home of local canning pioneer John Colpitts Ainsley and his wife, Alcinda. The museum is open Thursdays - Sundays from 12 - 4 PM for docent led tours.
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300 Grant Street, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 408-866-2119
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guided tour gave a detailed insight into the history of the Santa Clara Valley and the canning industry. Mr Ainsely was a man of vision. The home is beautifully maintained. The volunteer guides are knowledgeable and interesting. The gift shop in the carriage house...More

Thank Carol L
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Carol, We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Ainsley House! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ainsleys were very generous to Campbell in many ways. The younger Mr. Ainsley would host students for swim parties, etc. He taught at Campbell High. The donation of the house is most noteworthy. It has been brought to perfection now and serves as an...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I visited the grounds, peaceful and lovely. The history of the house is nicely delineated in a plaque. Someday I'd like to visit inside. A real gem.

Thank 161bartonl
Reviewed 11 February 2017

They explain the history of the Ainsley family, and the history of Campbell... But, who REALLY cares? It's like watching paint dry...on SOMEBODY ELSE'S house!

1  Thank Gargan S
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Over 100 years before the Silicon Valley was born, Santa Clara Valley was a fruit mecca. Campbell was the headquarters of the canning (glass jars) business which sent fruit around the world. This house was moved from its original setting where ebay headquarters now sits....More

Thank James G
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The Ainsley house is mostly visited by out of town visitors, but locals should really take a look. They have an awesome team of volunteer docents that really makes this a fun visit.

Thank Russell D
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We have visited the Ainsley House a number of times over the years since we watched the massive house being relocated from the Bascom/Hamilton location. The historical society took on a major project and pulled it off, creating a central attraction for the city of...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 28 November 2016

A very interesting and informative visit. We learned about the history of the canning industry in Campbell. It was also interesting to learn about how the house was transported to its present site

1  Thank phoenix021
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I booked a field trip for my 4th graders which they loved! They had a tour of the house and several hands-on activities in the carriage house. Highly recommend.

Thank bcuellar1
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

As a long time Campbell resident, I remember when this house arrived at its present location. It is rich in Campbell history, which is well explained by the docents. It is beautifully maintained in original condition, and especially lovely during November/December. I haven't attended one...More

Thank southbaytravelers
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14 July 2017|
Response from 161bartonl | Reviewed this property |
I wish I knew, sorry!