Jackson Homestead and Museum
527 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458 - United States
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, who lived and worked in Newton for generations.
Historic Newton is the umbrella organization for two museums in Newton and three historic burying grounds. We tell the stories of Newton’s people and places within the context of American history. Visit us to explore our historic sites and collections, learn from our exhibitions, archives and programs, and share our common history.
The use of masks is strongly recommended.
A regional center for exploration of Slavery in New England and the Underground Railroad, the museum presents permanent and changing exhibits about the abolition movement, 19th Century Family Life, and a broad variety of historical topics relating to Newton MA and the region.
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