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Nice wedding venue

We attended a wedding here, and were not allowed in the house, so I am unable to review the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chino Hills, California
A wonderful home of luxury, lifesytle and fulfilment

I have gone on the tour of this home many times and I never tire of it; I have also attended events... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Campbell, California
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“Nice wedding venue”
3 days ago
“A wonderful home of luxury, lifesytle and fulfilment”
The Ainsley House, a historic house museum, was the third home of local canning pioneer John Colpitts Ainsley and his wife, Alcinda. The museum is open Thursdays - Sundays from 12 - 4 PM for docent led tours.
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300 Grant Street, Campbell, CA 95008-2061
+1 408-866-2119
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Reviewed yesterday

We attended a wedding here, and were not allowed in the house, so I am unable to review the interior or the tour. The venue and garden areas are beautiful - perfect for an outdoor wedding. They do only have 1 toilet, so that was...More

Thank msa23_2000
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have gone on the tour of this home many times and I never tire of it; I have also attended events in the back yard area or around the front event event had tea outside and sandwiches. I especially love what they do at...More

Thank valerah2018
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a charming historical house owned by the Ainsleys. The house is lovely and the rooms are wonderfully decorated. Make sure to check out the water lily tiles in the bathroom. Apparently there is a company in San Jose that can still make them!...More

Thank vulchie
Reviewed February 25, 2018

Beautiful wedding venue, came here a few years back and it was just gorgeous. Staff was warm and accommodating. Highly recommend

Thank Matt H
Shannon D, Social Media at Ainsley House, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2018

Matt, thanks so much for sharing your Ainsley House experience with us!

Reviewed September 6, 2017

The guided tour gave a detailed insight into the history of the Santa Clara Valley and the canning industry. Mr Ainsely was a man of vision. The home is beautifully maintained. The volunteer guides are knowledgeable and interesting. The gift shop in the carriage house...More

Thank Carol L
Management response:Responded September 10, 2017

Carol, We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Ainsley House! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 24, 2017

The Ainsleys were very generous to Campbell in many ways. The younger Mr. Ainsley would host students for swim parties, etc. He taught at Campbell High. The donation of the house is most noteworthy. It has been brought to perfection now and serves as an...More

Thank David B
Reviewed July 10, 2017

I visited the grounds, peaceful and lovely. The history of the house is nicely delineated in a plaque. Someday I'd like to visit inside. A real gem.

Thank 161bartonl
Reviewed February 10, 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!

1  Thank Gargan S
Reviewed January 18, 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....More

Thank James G
Reviewed December 12, 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.

Thank Russell D
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July 13, 2017|
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I wish I knew, sorry!