Ainsley House

Ainsley House is a restored English Tudor style building in Campbell, California. It is now a museum open to the public.

The historic Ainsley House is an example of the English Tudor Revival style popular in the South San Francisco Bay Area during the 1920s. The home was built in 1925, as the third home for Campbell canning pioneer John Colpitts Ainsley and his wife Alcinda. The home originally sat in the southwest corner of their 83-acre (340,000 m2) orchard on the corner of Hamilton and Johnson (now Bascom) Avenues. The historic home was moved to its present location at 300 Grant Street in Downtown Campbell in 1990.

Since its relocation, the historic home has been restored to its original 1920s appearance inside and out. The Ainsley House is a City-run historic house museum and is open to the public. The 15 rooms are furnished with much of the original furniture from the era when the house was one of the grand homes in the Santa Clara Valley. The house is not only a symbol of J.C. Ainsley’s success, but of the prosperity found in Campbell at the height of the fruit canning and drying industry.

The carriage house, now the Morgan Gallery, offers free exhibits and videos detailing the history of Campbell. The Morgan Gallery is also home to one of the Museum Foundation’s Gift Shops. The Ainsley House and Morgan Gallery are open Thursday through Sunday, March through mid-December. The Campbell Historical Museum is just a short distance across the Orchard City Green in the historic Firehouse #1 building.

300 Grant Street
Campbell 95008
Phone: (408) 866-2119

Thursday - Sunday
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
(last tour leaves 3:30pm)

$8.00 adults
$6.00 seniors,
$4 youth (7-17)
Under 7 years free