The Jack House is a unique piece of California's elegant and colorful past which will transport visitors back to the Victorian era. The Jack family holds history with some of the most prominent players in the drama of Central California development. Active in ranching, politics, travel, banking and land development, the Jacks lived in this fine two-story Victorian house for over 90 years and much of the family's original furnishings, artwork, kitchen utensils, dishes and keepsakes are now on display for visitors.



536 Marsh Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 781-7300

The Evolution of Travel - JACK FAMILY STYLE 
Opening of The Evolution of Travel
JACK FAMILY STYLE Exhibit: April 9

Step back in time, the time between 1841 and 1929, the time when travel by horse and buggy evolved into luxury liners that sailed the seas.   

The exhibit will include the creation of a Trunk Room bringing Jack luggage together for the first time, as well as personal letters, postcards and memorabilia highlighting the travels of the Jack family. 

Tours: Sundays 1pm - 4pm and by special arrangement
$5 adults under 12 FREE

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Jack wooden barrel top trunk labels-1
*Luggage & baggage check of Goodall, Nelson & Perkins of San Luis Obispo Leviathan-Cherbourg, France postcard
*This is the luxury liner Ethel took from Cherbourg, France to the Port of New York in 1929


Elevator Removal Project 

Photos from the recently completed Jack House Elevator Removal Project here!

Historic Preservation

Guided Tours
Guided tours of the Jack House interior and gardens are conducted by volunteer docents, specially trained in the history of the Jack Family and it's turn-of-the-century estate. Special group hours may also be scheduled by calling 781-7300. The Jack House closes from December through April. Tours are $5/person; Kids under 12 free.
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Volunteer Docents Needed!
Interested in guiding tours of the Historic Jack House? Email us at

Weddings and Events
Online Reservations are available for weddings, receptions and community special events at the Jack House Gardens. For more information, contact the Facility Reservation Desk at (805) 781-7222.

  • Wedding and Event FAQs
  • Vendor Gate Access Information
  • Interactive Map