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Historic Newton – Jackson Homestead and Museum
527 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02458-1433

Historic Newton encourages the inquiry and exploration of Newton within the broad context of American history.

The Jackson Homestead and Museum presents permanent and changing exhibits on a variety of historic topics. Discover what life was like for New England’s earliest settlers. Learn about the abolition movement in Newton and how the Jackson family used their home as a stop on the Underground Railroad. The museum houses the Newton Historical Society and holds an extensive library and research collection.


  • Documented site on the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
  • Newton Archives feature access to Historical Research, house history, genealogical research, and more
  • Education programs for children and adults


The Jackson Homestead and Museum is located at the corner of Washington Street and Jackson Road, between Newton Corner and Newtonville.

From Boston: Mass Pike Exit 17 to Washington St, follow signs for West Newton. Museum on right, 1.3 mi west.

From West/Mass. Pike: Take Exit 17, loop left around the Crowne Plaza Hotel onto Washington St west. Museum is on right.

From North or South: Route 128 (I-95): Exit 21/21A to Rt 16 East. East on Rt 16 to West Newton. Cross over the Mass. Pike. Keep right through West Newton business district and follow Washington Street 2 miles. Museum on the left just beyond Adams St.

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Tues-Fri, 11 am to 5 pm, Sat and Sun, 12-5 pm

Adults $5.00; Children/Seniors $3.00
AAA Members, 2 for 1
Newton Residents: Adults $2.00; Children/Seniors $1.00
Historic Newton Members: Free

Public Transportation:
Bus routes 57, 553, 554, 556, and 558, or Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line. Newtonville stop