Jackson Homestead and Museum

Jackson Homestead and Museum

527 Washington Street
Newton, MA  02458

About the Museum

The Jackson Homestead and Museum displays rotating and permanent exhibits about the history of Newton, Massachusetts, and the Underground Railroad. The Homestead is also home to the archives of Historic Newton.

NOTE: The Jackson Homestead is currently closed to visitors. Based on City of Newton recommended guidelines and in line with guidance from the Commonwealth, we are doing our part to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. See the City of Newton website for up to date health information.

Here you’ll find. . . .

  • A federal-style house built in 1809 for Timothy Jackson and his family
  • A stop on the Underground Railroad
  • A participatory museum with exhibits for children and adults 
  • Exhibitions about the history of food, farming, and family life; slavery and anti-slavery; and notable people and events in Newton

On Exhibit at the Jackson Homestead and Museum

History of the Jackson Homestead

Rent the Jackson Homestead and Museum



  • Wednesday-Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays 


Jackson Homestead
and Museum 
 Combined Admission*   
Visitors 13 and over  $6  $10

Newton residents
Students (K-graduate)



EBT Cardholder (up to 4 tickets) $2   $4

Historic Newton members
Children 5 and under
K-12 Educators
NARM members

 Free  Free

*Combined admission to the Jackson Homestead and Museum AND the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds. Combined tickets are valid for a year from date of purchase, for one visit to each site.


By Public Transportation:

  • Bus routes 57, 504, 553, 554, 556, and 558 all stop within walking distance of the museum.
  • The Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line's Newtonville stop is also within walking distance.
  • For more information, please visit the MBTA web site.

By Car:

The Jackson Homestead and Museum is located at 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458. Take Exit 17 from the Mass. Pike.


Cars and bikes may be parked in the lot adjacent to the building.  Additional street parking is available on Washington Street (time-limited, note signage) and on Jackson Road.