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February 6, 2017

Jackson House Heritage Site Closed for Restoration

The Jackson House and the surrounding park area will be closed through mid-May 2017 while State Parks makes much-needed improvements and historically accurate upgrades. This work is the first phase of a two-phase capital improvement project that will involve repairing or replacing selected logs that have deteriorated. The log work will also include removing the existing daubing and replacing it with a material that will last longer and help protect the logs from water damage. The roof will be replaced with historically correct cedar shakes. The rock wall will also be repaired, and the metal arch over the entrance gate will be restored. The split rail cedar fence around the house will be reconstructed. We expect this work to be completed in May.

Phase 2 will involve making the site easier to access. The work will include constructing ADA parking on the adjoining property south of the Jackson House. We’ll add a paved pathway from the new parking area to the Jackson House, as well as install new interpretive displays. We expect this work to be completed in June. The house will be open during this phase of work.

The Jackson House State Park Heritage Site is part of Lewis and Clark State Park, which is about 2 miles away.

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