Explore the Santa Clara property that served as the last farm site in the city. The Harris-Lass House Museum is named after the two families that owned and lived on this Santa Clara property for 125 years. View the house, beautifully manicured gardens, the classic California barn, tank house, summer kitchen, and Heritage Garden. Originally built in 1865, very balanced and symmetrical in the Italianate style, the house was remodeled in the 1890’s. This changed the symmetry and the original design. Today, guests can walk through an entirely furnished house, with many of the pieces coming directly from the Lass family.
People Who Live in Santa Clara Hold Events at the House Museum
The house was extensively restored after the City of Santa Clara purchased it in 1987. Now operated by the Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara, the house is open to the public and staffed by volunteers. Admission prices are just $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, and $1 for children ages 6-12. Call ahead or check the website for open times, as tours are only available on select dates at select times on weekends. Weekday group tours can often be accommodated if organizers call ahead to the message line at 408-249-7905. Those interested in rental information can use the same number to speak with someone about arranging your event. All who live in Santa Clara are invited to visit the Harris-Lass House Museum to learn more, view tour dates, and find directions.