The Jacobsdal Historical Society is an active association of local community members. The society has undertaken a huge amount of restoration of the various historical landmarks in and around the village, such as:
The original homestead that was bought to start the town can be seen close to the main road, and there are plans to turn it into an information centre.
- The original homestead that was bought to start the town can be seen close to the main road, and there are plans to turn it into an information centre;
- The British-built Blockhouse is another must-see attraction. Jacobsdal was the first village in the Free State to come under British rule and the blockhouse was built in the time of Lord Roberts – with the intention of guarding the town. The view from the blockhouse is excellent – affording soldiers manning the blockhouse time to ready their weapons;
- The NG Church is also a landmark worth a visit. Before the church was built, a minister used to travel to the area to christen children – sometimes up to 80 children per visit! Church services were often held in the open air and later under a flat-roofed structure. The present church was built in 1879 with local stone, and the steeple and various other items were added over time; and
- The water canals are also worth a visit, and perhaps even a ride! Local kids often float down the canals on huge tubes – about a 2km stretch back to the Riet River is the most popular section.