Jack House Museum and Garden

Jack House Museum and Garden


That elegant two story, 1880 blue grey “painted lady” on Marsh Street is the Jack House, the residence of the prominent Jack Family of San Luis Obispo for over ninety years. The house was deeded to the city and carefully restored to its former glory. Mr. Jacks was a San Luis Obispo banker with friends like pianist Ignancy Paderewski, humorist Will Rogers, and Charles Crocker, one of the “Big Four” investors in the Central Pacific Railroad.

The house contains original furniture and items belonging to the Jack Family including 2000 volumes of their library featuring Harvard Classics and many literary first editions.

The lovely romantic gardens with a white gazebo are used for weddings and gatherings and are also open to the public. In the back of the house’s courtyard is a gift shop, which was converted from the old wash house, which was used to wash the family’s clothes and hang them up to dry.

Tours are $2.00 per person (children are free) and are given every Sunday of the month, except holidays. Last tours of the day are given thirty minutes before closing. For information call (805) 781-7308

www.ci.san-luis-obispo.ca.us.parksandrecreation/historic/jh.asp




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