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Robert H. Jackson Center

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Address: 306 E 4th St, Jamestown, NY 14701-5502
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+1 716-483-6646
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
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The Robert H. Jackson Center has been established to advance the legacy of...

The Robert H. Jackson Center has been established to advance the legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Jackson through exhibitry, and by pursuing the relevance of his ideas for current and future generations.

Robert H. Jackson first gained recognition as a country lawyer from Chautauqua County. He went on to serve as Solicitor General of the United States, U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, and Chief American Prosecutor at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg at the end of World War II.

Guided tours are available from 10 am to 2 pm, Monday through Saturday (closed major holidays) or by appointment. Admission is $5.00/adult; ages 12 and under are free. Student and group rates are available by calling the Center.

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I took advantage of Doors Open Jamestown and spent some time at the Jackson Center. Have been here several times and learn something new every time. I always have questions and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
marcy333
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Sinclairville, New York

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Sinclairville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took advantage of Doors Open Jamestown and spent some time at the Jackson Center. Have been here several times and learn something new every time. I always have questions and the people working there always have the answer.

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Thank marcy333
Upstate New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The Robert H. Jackson Center has so much to offer for anyone interested in WWII, the Nuremburg Trials, and other historical information from that era of world history. If you're visiting Jamestown for any other reason, be sure not to miss the Jackson Center.

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We spent the morning at the Jackson Center, listening to several extremely interesting presentations. This Center is an excellent organization to provide you with intellectual stimulation!

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Jamestown, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Robert H. Jackson is in the small city of Jamestown but has great historical information there. It used by local schools and the public to host different events and to allow others to walk back in time and see historical information from the Nuremberg trials.

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JAMESTOWN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Very important piece of Jamestown history. Set in a beautiful old mansion, the museum is dedicated to memorializing Robert H. Jackson's strength at the Nuremberg trials and is a fascinating look back at the litigator and the history. The old phrase..."lest we forget" was never more true....

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We weren't quite sure if this would be interesting, dry history, or just a nice old house tour... turned out to be remarkably compelling and thought-provoking look at a remarkably impactful man (Robert H. Jackson) at a time in history when true leaders were needed. Kind of like today... highly recommended!

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Thank dvanable
Olean, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

This small but quaint gem was surprisingly thorough in their dedication to RHJ- and has some compelling Nuremberg exhibits. This tour can take 30 min or 3 hours, depending on your love of the time period. The staff (and summer interns) are extremely gracious in answering all of our nit picky trivia questions.

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Thank Steve O
Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

we went to jamestown to see the lucille ball museum and learned of this from a brochure in the hotel. highly recommended. very interesting house with a wonderful docent who was very informative. lots on pictures of his career as a justice and nuremburg prosecutor. $5. suggested donation. worth it. go.

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Hillsdale, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Though we stopped at the site only because it was on the list of Jamestown attractions, we were positively thrilled that we did. We learned so much about this forgotten hero of the US judicial system and his important role in international law. The beautiful historic house is located in an easily accessible area of the city and the tour... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

We knew little to nothing about RHJackson before visiting, but realized what an important man he was! The center is beautifully laid out, with photographs and displays in excellent order. Take the tour at 10 or 2 to get the most out of your visit. Not suitable for children, though--probably need to be 12-14 to appreciate it.

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