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.
Ainsley House presents:
History Happy Hour!
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We are excited to announce History Happy Hour, a lecture series at the Ainsley House.  Join us to learn more about a wide variety of topics from Design, WWII Japanese Internment, Climate Change, Interurban railroad and more.

History Happy Hour is a great place to meet new people and learn something new!  Programs are held each month February through October from 5:30-7:30pm.

Registration is required as seating is limited (36 people max).  $15/person admission price will include, snacks and two drink tickets, plus entry into the lower level of the Ainsley House.  Please note that these programs will be for ages 21 and over. Registration can be taken online, at the Campbell Recreation Office (1 W. Campbell Ave Rm C-31, 95008), or by phone at (408) 866-2104. 

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  1. Campbell Historical Museum
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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
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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