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Our primary concern is for the safety and well-being of our visitors and volunteers. In response to concerns around limiting the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the decision to close the Robbins House to the public effective until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding, flexibility, and support during these challenging times. We hope to reschedule many of the postponed events and programs and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Robbins House soon.

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June, July & August: 11-4
(Closed Tuesdays)
September, October: 11-4
(Open Fri-Sun + Columbus Day)

320 Monument Street
Concord MA
(Located opposite the Old North Bridge)

(978) 254-1745
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Underground Railroad Exhibit

2012 - 2015

Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:00 AM – Thursday, December 31, 2015 5:00 PM
Underground Railroad Exhibit: Confronting Our Legacy – Slavery and Anti-Slavery in the North

A renovated and expanded exhibition about slavery, abolition, and the Underground Railroad including hands-on interactives and audio elements. Tuesday-Friday, 11 AM to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday, 12 Noon to 5 PM Closed Mondays and major holidays

  • Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street
  • Newton, Middlesex County, MA (Metrowest Boston)
  • contact: (617) 796-1450
  • web:
  • cost: $6 for general admission, $5 for a discounted ticket (Newton residents, seniors, children 6-12 years, AAA members, students with ID), and free for children 5 and under and Historic Newton members

When Edward Jackson died in 1681, he held “two man servants”—yet his great-great-great-grandson William Jackson helped enslaved people flee bondage by offering them sanctuary as part of the clandestine network of safe houses and escape routes now known as the Underground Railroad. This exhibition, which opened in February 2012, explores the sometimes forgotten institution of slavery in the North during colonial times and the work of Newton abolitionists, including the divisions among them. It examines Nathaniel Allen’s West Newton English and Classical School, opened in 1854, which, unique in its time, accepted students from both sexes and all races, and Newton’s Myrtle Baptist Church, founded by a members of Newton’s African American community. The Jacksons of the Jackson Homestead exemplified the changing attitudes of some northerners toward slavery.


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Jackson Homestead and Museum
(617) 796-1450


Jackson Homestead and Museum
527 Washington Street
Newton, 02458 United States
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(617) 796-1450
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