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Jackson Homestead and Museum

527 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458-1433
+1 617-796-1450
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Local landmark; national importance

In addition to seeing a remarkably kept historical house with period furnishings, the museum... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
boston, mass.
First-rate historical dwelling and museum!

Never tire of seeing one of the oldest history-laden dwellings in Newton, especially one this well... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Stuart G
Newton, Massachusetts
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The JACKSON HOMESTEAD AND MUSEUM is a regional center for exploration of the Underground Railroad and one of the first sites recognized by the National Park Service's Underground Network to Freedom. Home of Newton's historical society and archives, the museum presents permanent and changing exhibits about the abolition movement, and a broad variety of historical topics. Built in 1809, the Homestead was the home of the Jackson family. Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11 am to 5 pm. Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Adults: $6.00, Children/Seniors/Newton residents: $5.00
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527 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458-1433
+1 617-796-1450
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

In addition to seeing a remarkably kept historical house with period furnishings, the museum displays,which change on a regular basis are excellent. One of the permanent exhibits which is really important to see is an explanation of the Undergrund Railroad in the United States. Great...More

Thank aliceann1
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Never tire of seeing one of the oldest history-laden dwellings in Newton, especially one this well maintained.

Thank Stuart G
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Really nice place Eye opening to the history of the area. Must see to understand the Underground Railroad. Great collection of maps toys tools and more. You can spend 40 minutes or 2 hours. In summer they also have events outside :) Worth the visit...More

Thank Shuri
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Lovely house museum...interesting displays about local history. Not furnished with original items, but rather samples of the period. Displays change regularly

Thank genserleslie
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Our troop of 4th graders visited this museum. They learned a lot about The Jackson Family. They have a lot of questions so the 1 hour visit was truly not enough. There are different types of tour that you can choose from and all of...More

Thank triptonowhere_11
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This is a wonderful attempt to preserve a part of Newton's history. While it shows a linkage to the Underground Railway during the anti-slavery movement, it fails to connect that the money and ships for the slave trade came from well-healed Boston Bahmin families who...More

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Upstairs are period clothes for kids to try on. My daughters liked that part a lot. My daughters were old enough to have learned about the Underground RR in school. Obviously really young children would not benefit from the lecture or the rest of the...More

Thank Judith M
Reviewed 5 July 2015

An 1800s house is packed with exhibits and information on the Underground Railroad and stories of Newton's past. There are also a bunch of things to do with kids. The museum is also the place to go to research your Newton home with the help...More

2  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 4 February 2015

This museum is dedicated to local history, and it that regard it has an impressive collection. That said, the collection is unlikely to be a great interest to people without a previous connection to the city of Newton. But they do a good job in...More

Thank steventobolsky
Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

It was a small place with little to see and rude staff. The home has a great historic background but the background can be read in a book and the best views are from the street. There were many kids exhibits and could be fun...More

Thank PaulaT5678
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