Welcome

The Ella Sharp Museum opened in 1965 in the 19th century home of Ella Merriman-Sharp. Ella willed her 530 acre property to the city of Jackson in 1912, with the understanding that a park and museum be developed for all to enjoy.

The Hadwin Center connects seven galleries, which feature changing exhibits of art and Jackson history, hands-on children’s activities in the galleries, and the Friends’ Gift Shop. In addition to touring the elegantly furnished Victorian home, visitors to the Museum may visit a one-room schoolhouse, an authentic log cabin and other historical buildings.

Hours

Sunday


noon-5 p.m.

Monday


CLOSED

Tuesday


10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday


10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thursday


10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friday


10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday


10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Admission

Galleries


Adults by donation
Children 5-12 years old by donation
Under 5 years by donation

House Tours at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.


Adults $3.00
Children 5-12 years old $2.00
Under 5 years free

Christmas at Hillside

Join the Ella Sharp Museum for the annual Christmas at Hillside Festival, Sunday, December 4th from noon until 4 p.m. Christmas at Hillside is a free holiday event for the community. Spend the day at the Ella and enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and a variety of treats. Visit with Santa, take a family photo and make some Victorian inspired Christmas crafts to take home to your tree. Our six galleries and historical buildings will be open during the event for free thanks to event sponsors American One and Experience Jackson.

Events

Classes

Exhibits