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Zalud House

393 N. Hockett St.
(559) 782-7548

Thursdays - Saturday,

The Zalud House is a nostalgic glimpse into the past. 

Built in 1891, it is one of the few houses of that era that has not undergone remodeling. It has the mansard roof construction, which makes the house unique in its style of architecture.

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 house was given to the City of Porterville by the Zalud families youngest daughter, Pearle, when she died in 1970.

The Zalud House is listed in the National Historical Registry of Old Houses and in the National Register of Historic Places. 

The Zalud Rose Garden is a wonderful setting for outdoor weddings.


The Zalud House is open Thursday thru Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Admission is $.50 for children and $2.00 for adults. Closed the month of January. \

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Zalud House Garden Rental                    

The historic Zalud House Museum is surrounded by a 1930's style rose garden that is perfect for a delightful outdoor wedding.

Garden Rental fees include use of the garden area, bridal room, kitchen, tables and chairs.  A on site officiate is also available upon request.

Rental Fees:

$51 per hour* during regular business days.
$61 per hour* during non-business days.
*All rentals have a 2 hour minimum requirement.

$75 Reservation/ Cleaning Deposit (non-refundable if customer cancels, may be applied to outstanding charges)

For more information, or to rent the Zalud House Garden, call (559) 791-7695.

Paranormal Movement Investigations (PMI):   The official ghost hunting team for the City of Portervillle

PMI is helping to maintain the Zalud House Museum by hosting Paranormal Investigations in collaboration with the City of Porterville. Tours are $25 per adult and all proceeds go to the Zalud House Museum.

If you are interested in visiting the Zalud House for a Paranormal Investigation, email your request to or leave a message at (559) 782-7548.  For more information, visit the Paranormal Movement Investigations website.

"Old Fashioned Christmas" Candlelight Tours                                                  Seasonal displays with vintage decorations and yuletide piano music.  Guided tours and refreshments.  

Select Fridays & Saturdays in December

Admission:  Adults $2, Children $.50

Community Involvement

October 2015-
Doctor Samuel Gregg George Chapter 1855 of E Clampus Vitus donates time to improve Zalud House

September 2010-
Lowe's Hometown Hero project makes improvements at historical landmark

Zalud House Special Events

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