You can take in a little of the town's history through a narrated tour – either on your own or with a guide. Guided tours are available seasonally on the restored trolley with a historically-garbed guide, or from Segway of Jacksonville.
Or you can walk or bike on your own self-guided tour and listen to recorded narration provided by the Jacksonville Visitors Center. There are four individual tours - 1. Historic Commercial District, 2. Historic Homes, 3. Gold Mining Sites, and 4. Historic Cemetery. Listen to or download the narration.
The cemetery that overlooks the town offers a glimpse into the lives of the people who founded Jacksonville in an era before modern medicine. During the season the Friends of the Historic Jacksonville Cemetery present History Saturdays once a month which provide an in-depth review of the different sections of the cemetery. Meet the Pioneers is presented in October by the Friends of the Jacksonville Cemetery and is a fascinating portrayal of the life and times of Jacksonville's early settlers dealing with Indian raids, economic struggles, and plagues.