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Exciting News! IWF has Received a $34,000 Grant for the Jones Tavern

Jones for CPA grant 250w At Acton's Annual Town Meeting on April 3rd, voters awarded a 2017 Community Preservation Grant to the Iron Work Farm for exterior restoration work at Jones Tavern. Included in the project will be new wood shingles for the roof of the northwest ell, and the replacement of the reproduction door to the 1750 taproom addition.

Many thanks to the Acton Community Preservation Committee for their help and guidance, and to all who contributed to the project through our 2016 Annual Appeal.

Visit us during the our Open Houses and check in on the progress!

Jones Tavern

-- located at 128 Main Street, Acton MA

Jones Tavern 1890Purchased in 1964, by the Iron Work Farm in Acton, the main part of the Tavern, originally home to the Jones family of South Acton, was built in 1732 as a house for Samuel Jones, Jr.
By 1750 it had become a tavern and general store. It is speculated to be the first store in Acton and holds the distinction of being the town’s longest established business, merging into James Tuttle’s store in 1845 and operating under various names until 1950.

*Jones Tavern photo circa 1890


Jones Tavern - Early 20th Century

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Open Museum - Jones Tavern and Faulkner Homestead

Come by between 3:00 - 5:00 pm on "4th Sundays" 2017, tour the properties and learn about our unique history.

  • May 27
  • June 24
  • July 22
  • September 23
  • October 20/21 (Acton Open Studios weekend)

Check our calendar for more event info or contact us about our events and Historic Open Houses.

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Belle Choate
Nancy Evans
Anne Forbes
Kaye Sherry Hirsch
Nan Towle-Millett
Kimberley Connors-Hughes

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