Zalud House Museum

393 N. Hockett , Porterville, CA 93257 - United States



Built in 1891 and occupied only by its original owners, the Zalud House offers a nostaligic glimpse into the past. It is one of few houses of that era that has note undergone any remodeling and one of few museums in the nation that is furnished entirely with the original owner's possessions.

The house was willed to the City of Porterville by the youngest daughter, Pearle, in 1970 along with 15 acres to build Zalud Park in memory of her brother Edward. The Zalud House Museum is listed in the National Historical Registry of Old Houses and in the National Register of Historic Places.


From the time the house was built, only the Zalud family lived in the home. In fact, it is one of the few museums in the nation that is furnished entirely with the original owners' possessions.

The Zalud Garden came into being in the 1930's and has been featured in Home and Garden magazine. One of the most well-known items on display in the home is 'the chair' with a visible bullet hole and wild tale surrounding it.

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