Programs for Groups of Adults

Adult programs are $6 per person, with a minimum of eight people.  To schedule a program contact us by phone at 617-641-9142 or by email.


The Jackson Homestead about 1840,
from a drawing by Ellen Jackson

Programs for Adult Groups

The Jackson Homestead and Museum offers two staff-directed, accessible programs and one documentary for adult groups.

  • "The Homestead Then and Now" is an introduction to The Jackson Homestead and the Jackson family that lived here in the nineteenth century. Large-scale photographs and touchable artifacts enliven the discussion. The program ends with free time to explore the museum's current changing exhibitions.
  • "The Underground Railroad" explores the abolition activity of the Jackson family prior to the Civil War. Participants explore documents and oral traditions that reveal the use of The Jackson Homestead as a stop on the Underground Railroad. The program ends with free time to explore the permanent History Gallery and Abolition Room.
  • "Norumbega Park" allows you to revisit legendary Norumbega Park and the Totem Pole, "America's Most Beautiful Ballroom." For 66 years this was the place for canoeing, amusements, and dancing to the big bands! Private viewings of the "Return to Norumbega" documentary movie are available at Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds for groups of up to 60 adults.

Each program lasts for 45 minutes and chairs are provided for each participant; shorter or longer programs may be arranged. Street parking is available; groups with personal vehicles or small vans may park in the driveway.

With advance notice, space in the museum or on the grounds (weather permitting) is available for groups that wish to bring a lunch. We are happy to customize programs for groups with special needs or interests.