Jackson Homestead and Museum

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Jackson Homestead and Museum

Jackson Homestead and Museum
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The Jackson Homestead and Museum, one of two Newton history museums operated by Historic Newton, displays rotating and permanent exhibits about the history of Newton, Massachusetts, and the Underground Railroad. The family-friendly museum, located in a federal-style house built in 1809, was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Exhibits address slavery and anti-slavery; and notable people and events in Newton. The Homestead is also home to the Archives of Historic Newton. Visit our website for information about visiting hours and special programs.
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Jill G
Brookline, MA33 contributions
Revolutionary history
Nov 2019 • Family
One of the few places I have ever seen physical evidence the Underground Railroad.
The house is nice but that feature makes it particularly special. It's a very quick visit.
Written March 12, 2020
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Nirmal S
London, England, United Kingdom385 contributions
A large Historic house in newton
Apr 2019 • Family
This is a substantial manor type house and a coach house with history of families that resided here as well as small museum of Slavery as it was on escape route of the slaves called "underground railroad". House is in middle or restorations. There is a lot of period furniture. However our guide had no knowledge about these.
Written May 3, 2019
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margaretmleblanc67
Newton, MA24 contributions
Small but well done museum!
Jan 2018 • Friends
The curators have done an outstanding job to design very interesting and informative exhibits. The old toy room is neat! Be sure to visit the exhibit in the basement. You will be surprised to learn about slavery in newton. The staff is very hospitable and knowledgeable.
Written January 22, 2018
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aliceann1
boston, mass.328 contributions
Local landmark; national importance
Jun 2017 • Family
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 collection of historical books, toys, tools, maps, etc. History comes aive at the museum! In addition to the exhibits housed in the museum, there are several cultural programs which are offered.
Written July 10, 2017
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Stuart G
Newton, MA11 contributions
First-rate historical dwelling and museum!
Dec 2016 • Family
Never tire of seeing one of the oldest history-laden dwellings in Newton, especially one this well maintained.
Written March 13, 2017
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Shuri
Boston, MA111 contributions
A Gem
Dec 2016 • Family
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
Cost is marginal...
Written February 26, 2017
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genserleslie
Newton, MA12 contributions
Newton Historical society
Oct 2016 • Friends
Lovely house museum...interesting displays about local history. Not furnished with original items, but rather samples of the period. Displays change regularly
Written January 17, 2017
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triptonowhere_11
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica270 contributions
Girlscouts Educational Tour
Jun 2016 • Family
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 them seems to be a lot of fun.
Written July 5, 2016
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HvPssptWilTrvl
Newton, MA558 contributions
The last resort on a rainy day if the bars are closed.
May 2016 • Family
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 made their immense fortunes peddling flesh. These same families made incredible investments first bringing and then causing opium addiction to flourish in China. The Jackson Homestead is worth 30 minutes to tour a flash of upside of Newton's past life. The gardens are nice in May-June. .
Written May 4, 2016
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Judith M
Newton, MA8 contributions
It is a small museum but definitely stay for the Underground Railroad talk.
Oct 2014 • Family
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 museum.
Written September 30, 2015
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