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Jackson Homestead and Museum; Durant-Kenrick House

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.

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
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds
286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA  02458

At the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, you don’t just look at history—you try it out for yourself.

Here you’ll find . . .

  • A 1734 farmhouse, restored and renovated in 2013 with the addition of a large, modern educational space
  • A family-friendly museum with period rooms, interactive games and puzzles
  • A place to enjoy historic gardens and play outdoor games
  • Stories about colonial life, the Revolutionary War, slavery, abolitionism, the birth of American horticulture, and the historic preservation movement.