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Jackson Historical Museum

Site Owners: Jackson Historical Society
Address: Rtes 16 & 16A, PO Box 8, Jackson, NH 03846

Contact: Warren Schomaker, President
383-4060 info@jacksonhistory.org
Website: www.jacksonhistory.org

Description: The newly opened "Cartographer's Attic" which is open for viewing by request, contains 14 old maps dating back to 1784. In the gallery see a display of beautifully arranged and reproduced photos of the Grand Hotels of Jackson, a hand written note from General Wentworth to Joshua Trickey (Marjorie's great great grandfather) in 1868 or art by Ives before he joined Currier. The Jackson Historical Society has constantly changing exhibits.

Hours: F, S, noon-5pm and by appt
Admission: free
Directions: Rtes 16 & 16A

Did you Know? The first settlers in our area came from Madbury, New Hampshire and they called their new settlement New Madbury. Incorporated on December 4, 1800 as Adams in honor of President John Adams. Changed to Jackson in 1829 after President Andrew Jackson.

While your in the area also visit: Jackson Covered Bridge


Carroll County - Additional Jackson Area Sites

Jackson Covered Bridge

Description: Spans the Ellis River. Paddleford truss construction, is one of 55 remaining today. It is well maintained by the town and is protected by a fire protection system to alert the local fire station.

Hours: Fri-Sat 12-5 and by appt.

Directions: Museum located junction of Rts 16 & 16A

Notes: built by Charles Austin Broughton and his son Frank. At that time it was named the "Honeymoon Bridge". Local custom has carried on a romantic tradition with many newly married couples having their photograph taken there.

Did you Know? The Jackson Covered Bridge, is also known as the "Honeymoon Bridge". Local custom has carried on a romantic tradition with many newly married couples in having their photograph taken there.

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