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Address: 300 Grant St, Campbell, Campbell, CA 95008-2061
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Historical Home of the Head of Fruit Canning in the Santa Clara Valley.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
James G
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Campbell, California
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Sfakaki, Greece
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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!

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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. Lots of wedding receptions and other events take place on the grounds in downtown Campbell.

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Thank James G
Campbell, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

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Thank Russell D
Campbell, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 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 27 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

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1 Thank phoenix021
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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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 10 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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Thank Dawn H
San Jose
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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