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Address: 300 Grant St, Campbell, Campbell, CA 95008-2061
Phone Number: +1 408-866-2119
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A look at the Past

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Phil C
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Campbell, California
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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 Campbell as well as a beautiful addition to what is now known as Orchard City... More 

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Kelso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Campbell
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of their holiday teas but I hear they are quite special. Definitely worth a stop... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

This is such an interesting place to see. Hidden way in Campbell it quite a find. We were given a tour of the house by a lovely lady who obviously enjoyed showing people around. A great experiance

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Campbell, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Had my daughter's wedding here a few years back. The price was very reasonable considering the area we live in. They provide an assistant to help out on the day of the wedding. This is also a historical museum and has lovely rooms that you can walk through. The roof is probably the most extraordinary thing about this place with... More 

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San Jose
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

I remember when this house was on the original site. It was moved to the present site and restored for others to see. It is very unique and the owner has a very interesting history. He was involved with one of the first canneries in the area.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

We ended up in Cambpell California for an event in nearby San Jose. We chose Campbell because the prices for the hotels seemed cheaper - anyway we read about historic Ainsley House and took a Sunday tour. We thoroughly enjoyed it, having gone through the huge Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, this was a piece of cake. I especially... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

I enjoyed touring the Ainsley House, which is near the Civic center of Campbell. Ainsley house is an English Tudor Revival style home which was built in the 1920s. It was the home of Campbell canning pioneer John Colpitts Ainsley and his wife Alcinda. The house was relocated to its current location. There are nice gardens around the Ainsley House.... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

very interesting tour and beautiful house If you love english cottages you must visit. Stumbled onto this place walking through the historic district and enjoyed it very much

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