Housing rotating and permanent exhibits about the history of Newton, Massachusetts, and the Underground Railroad, the Jackson Homestead is a popular museum in Newton. A must-visit place for history buffs, this was originally a historic house that served as a station on the Underground Railroad before the Civil War. A visit to this museum will bequeath you with interesting information about the history of food, farming, and lifestyle in Newton.
How to Reach Jackson Homestead
- Private Vehicles/Cabs
Jackson Homestead Reviews & Ratings
Excellent homeschool field trip after learning about Slavery and the Civil War. It's not large, but the perfect size for an afternoon. Beautifully put-together with a good mix of reading and hands-on exhibits, plus a toy room with multiple examples of old-fashioned things to play with! Highly recommend.
This is a nice and cozy museum right on Washington Street in Newton. It pays tribute to the underground railroad. And talks about local history, African American history and Native American history. You can go through the entire museum in less than an hour and gain so much knowledge. This is a perfect place if your not a big fan of the bigger more crowded museums in Boston. If you live in Newton or the surrounding cities, this is the best place to learn about your city's history.
Beautiful historic site. Rich with information.
Great house museum in Newton. check out their fun family events.
A fantastic collection of history with fascinating exhibits in a house over 200 years old. Pretty inconspicuous on Washington Street, this place will intrigue American history fans. Would visit again.