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Robert H. Jackson Center

Address: 306 East Fourth Street, Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone Number: +1 716-483-6646
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Jamestown
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Robert H. Jackson Center has been established to advance the legacy of U.S. Supreme Court...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Owner description: The Robert H. Jackson Center has been established to advance the legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Jackson through exhibitry, and by pursuing the relevance of his ideas for current and future generations. Robert H. Jackson first gained recognition as a country lawyer from Chautauqua County. He went on to serve as Solicitor General of the United States, U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, and Chief American Prosecutor at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg at the end of World War II. Guided tours are available from 10 am to 2 pm, Monday through Saturday (closed major holidays) or by appointment. Admission is $5.00/adult; ages 12 and under are free. Student and group rates are available by calling the Center.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

we went to jamestown to see the lucille ball museum and learned of this from a brochure in the hotel. highly recommended. very interesting house with a wonderful docent who was very informative. lots on pictures of his career as a justice and nuremburg prosecutor. $5. suggested donation. worth it. go.

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Hillsdale, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Though we stopped at the site only because it was on the list of Jamestown attractions, we were positively thrilled that we did. We learned so much about this forgotten hero of the US judicial system and his important role in international law. The beautiful historic house is located in an easily accessible area of the city and the tour... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We knew little to nothing about RHJackson before visiting, but realized what an important man he was! The center is beautifully laid out, with photographs and displays in excellent order. Take the tour at 10 or 2 to get the most out of your visit. Not suitable for children, though--probably need to be 12-14 to appreciate it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

architectually, historically and judicially, this is a marvelous presentation, an 1850s home which looks as if it just passed through time, with various exhibits, mostly judiciary, of the former supreme court justice who lived her as a boy... verry, low key, parking could be a bit more driver-friendly...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

The photos of the trial are one of a kind. Docent very knowledgeable and welcoming. Way too much to absorb in one visit. Pick up the brochure (really almost a magazine) and absorb the history at your leisure.

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Perry, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

It was an enjoyable experience. Our tour guide was extremely and knowledgeable. No fee to enter but donations are accepted but they will not tell you that unless you ask. I loved all the information on the Nuremburg Trials and on the Nazi War criminals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

I just completed my tour of the Robert H. Jackson Center, and I came away very impressed. I had an excellent tour guide Linda. She taught me things even I didn't know like the chairs that all the Supreme Court Judges sat in were made in Jamestown. The RHJ Center is first class all the way and is a great... More 

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Albany NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The Robert H. Jackson Center is dedicated to the life and accomplishments of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson. This center is a labor of love and respect. The Center contains information on his life and career, and about the Holocaust and Justice Jackson's work on the Nuremburg Trials. There are many rooms of incredible artifacts and historic documents, as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

What a great collection of history dedicated to the man instrumental in the Nuremburg trials. Plan to take some time and take an official tour with one of their excellent docents.

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