The Jackson Mansion


   The Jackson Mansion is now in tour season. 
Call 570-520-4110 for prices and TOUR INFORMATION,
or go to Jackson Mansion page!
Tours every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Saturday
at 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.  April - December.
Private tours also available!

The Jackson Mansion Carriage House Gift Shoppe



Stop in to see what items you can use.  All purchases go to helping to create an authentic Victorian touring experience along with maintaining all of the society's other properties and grounds.




The McBride House

The Berwick Historical Society Library & Museum is now located across the street from the Jackson Mansion.   
Open: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 
Hours:   11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Phone: 570-759-8020 




Upcoming Events

  Haunted History Tours 
of The Jackson Mansion

Friday, October 18, 2019 and Saturday, October 19, 2019
Tours start at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 
No tours will start after 8:05 p.m. unless there is a line.

This is your chance to hear stories about all the past residents of the Jackson Mansion.  You'll hear about the deaths that took place inside of the mansion.  Learn of strange things that have happened since restoration of the mansion has taken place.  THIRD FLOOR OPEN FOR THIS EVENT.  Tour all three floors in candlelight fashion.  Learn all about Victorian mourning customs including seeing where the family members would be viewed.  Formal Parlor will be set up for a viewing with a real casket.  Tickets cost $25 and are half price for Berwick Historical Society Members.  Under 12 tickets cost $12.50.  Tickets can be purchased online at our website, at the Carriage House Gift Shoppe, or at the door both nights.  Tours will start at 5:00 p.m. both nights and no tours will start after 8:05 p.m. both nights, unless there is a line.  There will be a fire pit outside and refreshments in the new Jackson Mansion Carriage House Gift Shoppe. 

Purchase Tickets OnLine 


Victorian Candlelight Christmas Tours
of The Jackson Mansion 
Will be held in December 2019.

Tickets will be available soon!






LINDA SULTLinda has been a volunteer at The Berwick Historical Society for the past 26 plus years.  In addition to being a president and secretary, Linda is currently the curator of the McBride House and in charge of geneology.  Linda has lived in Berwick all her life and is very knowledgeable about the town and of course loves to research all inquires.  Linda is also often found playing the piano in the Formal Parlor at the Jackson Mansion.  Stop in the new society headquaters and visit with Linda. 
We always have a need for volunteers.  Desk attendents needed in the museum, tour guides for the Jackson Mansion, and gift shop attendants.


Membership Information


Regular Tours, Candlelight Christmas Tours,
Cemetary Tours, Victorian Teas, etc.

(Not to include special fund raising events.)
Members can not purchase tickets for non-members!


Your support will allow us to continue providing dynamic and meaningful experiences today and for generations to come and you don't need to volunteer for anything.

Annual Membership Fee   $   20.00    Life Membership Fee         $250.00
Thank You!  Crystal Canouse Membership Chairperson
or if you prefer to mail in your payment and application:

Click here to download the Berwick Historical Society Membership Application 
 Find our how you can become a sponsor and help us
continue the restoration of the beautiful Jackson Mansion
To Make an On-Line Donation to The Berwick Historical Society
Gordon Neely Memorial Fund


In Memory of Gordon Neely


Gordon's work was really just starting at The Society.  With your help we plan on continuing many if not all of Gordon's work.  Hundreds of dollars have already been received in Gordon's name.  Just as Gordon was very special, we plan on doing something special in Gordon's name with your donations.   Thank you.

Donations can be made in Gordon's name to 
The Berwick Historical Society.



Gerald Kershner was a graduate of Berwick High School and had a great love for history. He particularly loved the Jackson Mansion as he was the great grandson of Colonel Jackson's coachman Jacob Knecht. His dream was to see the Jackson Mansion restored back to its glory days. Once The Berwick Historical Society got the chance to restore the Mansion, Jerry jumped in with both feet. Jerry made many financial donations and helped oversee much of the restoration using his vast knowledge of the Jackson family. We always enjoyed listening to Jerry tell stories about the Jacksons. He was loved by many and will be missed by all of us.

Jerry left both of his homes to The Berwick Historical Society.  The society needs money to paint the homes and to restore the one home back into the parlor maid's home with both homes open to the public for tours.

The Berwick Historical Society wants to continue Jerry's legacy at his family homes. The society has started the Gerald Kershner Memorial Fund. This fund will be used to continue the restoration of his homes that Jerry helped start.

Donations can be made using your credit card click here or send a check in memory of Gerald Kershner to: The Berwick Historical Society, P.O. Box 301, Berwick, PA 18603.