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Address: 3225 4th St, Jackson, MI 49203-5094
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+1 517-787-2320
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Clocks, Wildlife, History

The museum has permanent galleries for wildlife art, mostly carvings, many kinds of clocks, and the history of Jackson: The day we visited there were also galleries for sculptures... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2016
Adrian, Michigan

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Adrian, Michigan
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2016

The museum has permanent galleries for wildlife art, mostly carvings, many kinds of clocks, and the history of Jackson: The day we visited there were also galleries for sculptures and hammered metal vessels. Admission fee is whatever you care to donate. In the same park are a planetatium, a one-room schoolhouse, a log cabin, and a Victorian mansion.

Thank ChuckPMi
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9 reviews
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

If you visit Jackson, MI; you must visit Ella Sharp Park-include extra time and get a guided tour of her home. Check dates for special planned events. Rent the beautiful new reception room - visit the log cabin - one room schoolhouse. Bring your bike to ride around the park. Visit in spring to see blooming daffodils. A real Jackson... More 

Thank piggypoint
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 6, 2016

Went on Thursday night for drinks and music on the patio. Nice atmosphere. Great art show of local artists

Thank charjan1
Jackson, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The Ella Sharp Museum is truly a gem in Jackson, Michigan. The wonderful, interesting and educational galleries open up the world to children and adults alike. If you live in, or visit Jackson, Michigan, take time to stroll the galleries of this beautiful museum, farm house and farm lane. You are in for a treat!

Thank krc7154
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2016

Enjoyed the museum displays and art. Not a large facility, but high quality. Particularly enjoyed Lego sculptures. Inexpensive, enjoyable way to spend a couple hours.

1 Thank Rick N
Jackson, Michigan
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65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2016

Built in 1829, the same year that Jackson was founded, the original house and site of the Merriman farm. This is also the site of the Peter Hurst Planetarium.

2 Thank dtlongrifles
Zeeland, MI
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499 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2016

We have visited the Ella Sharp Museum, but this was our first experience at Ella's Patio Party. Every Thursday evening 5:30-7:30 (from April 21-Sept. 8) live music, drinks, snacks ( a meal, really of hot dogs, chips and cookies) are offered on the Granary Patio. This is free for Museum members and $5.00 for non-members. An opportunity is also available... More 

1 Thank ZeelandScoutMom
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24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We visited this museum with my 3 year old to see the lego exhibit. They had hands on activities for the children to do which was very neat. It was very clean and educational. This is a cute little museum, Hidden gem!

Thank mommyofone1
Grass Lake, Michigan
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Always have something interesting going on whether a traveling exhibit, classes or unique finds in the gift shop. Summer on the patio is very nice, too.

2 Thank Trelle23
Jackson, Michigan
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58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Ella Sharp is a great place to visit from the events they have, special exhibits, to just a visit through Ella's house to churn butter! A visit here never gets old from a school child through being an adult. You learn to appreciate the museum a different way as you age.

Thank jenduncan

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