The Jackson Homestead US Map & Phone & Address
527 Washington St, Newton; (617) 552-7238
Built in 1809 and once a way-sta-tion for the Underground Railroad the Jackson Homestead was renovated into a museum in 1950.
Changing exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and walking tours all show how the city has changed over the years. A special attraction is the Abolition Room, restored to its look when the Jackson family hid fugitive slaves.
Run by the Newton Historical Society, the home is open on a somewhat limited schedule of 1 to 5 pm. Mondays through Thursdays and 2 to 5 P.M. on Sundays but appointments for group tours and research can be made by calling the office between 8:30 A.M. and 5 P.M. Mondays through Thursdays. Regular admission is $2, and $1 for seniors and children.