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Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
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A fun visit

We decided to visit Nervous Nellies Jams and Jellies and Peter Beerits folk art sculpture garden... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kensington, CT
Highlight of our trip!

My husband and I love folk art, and we were blown away by the incredible installation created by... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
Bryanne F
Beacon, New York
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“scones”(12 reviews)
“all ages”(8 reviews)
“preserves”(6 reviews)
Nervous Nellie's is a cottage industry (jams and chutneys made with mostly Maine fruit) in a cottage. It's a sculpture studio and acres of whimsical sculptures and installations of American icons like the general store, the juke joint, a western...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
598 Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3627
+1 800-777-6845
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Reviewed June 21, 2010

June 20, 2010 Nervous Nellies Sometimes you find a place that takes the hustle out of the bustle and presents itself as an authentic travel destination without fanfare. Deer Isle/Stonington is such a place with its rolling hills, Penobscot Bay vistas and the unpretentious nature...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to visit Nervous Nellies Jams and Jellies and Peter Beerits folk art sculpture garden one day on our recent stay on Deer Isle. My wife headed directly to see Nellie, actually Anne, who seemed pretty calm, while I was attracted by several birds...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I love folk art, and we were blown away by the incredible installation created by Peter Beerits. His work was cheeky, evocative, charming and eerie. We loved the grand scale and spent several hours walking the grounds and contemplating the various themes...More

Thank Bryanne F
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Nervous Nellie's blueberry jam is A plus. Grab a cup of hot tea and you can walk around and check out the small 'town' and it's wooden residents.

Thank Audrey M
Reviewed September 28, 2018

We've been visiting Nervous Nellie's for years, but stopped when we worked abroad. The art installations on the site have really expanded in recent years and demonstrate Peter Beerits' creativity with found objects. Allow at least an hour for a visit as there is much...More

Thank Virginia D
Anne B, Owner at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Thanks Virginia! Glad you came back. . . .

Reviewed September 10, 2018

Make sure you walk around to look at the artwork and the "raw" materials throughout the property. We spend 10 minutes in the store and 50 minutes walking around.

Thank Don B
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Nervous Nellies is off the beaten path, but worth beating a path to. We stopped hoping to find a cup of coffee and instead found a fantasy land that highlights the owners imagination and creativity. There are scads of whimsical sculptures and objects d’art in...More

Thank Linda C
Anne B, Owner at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thanks for visiting, but lest we mislead people, the closest thing to a sandwich is a homemade scone slathered with butter and jam. We're open daily through late October 9-5. Coffee aplenty and lots to explore.

Reviewed August 25, 2018

We were traveling with friends and they wanted to bring back some treats to their married children. We went on a whim and were amazed. We returned three days later with our adult children who spent over an hour investigating the art throughout the property....More

Thank shoeby30
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Nervous Nellie's, slightly off the beaten path (or the main road to Stonington), provides an assortment of sweet tooth favors. It is surrounded by some odd structures and displays, reminiscent of a Steven King novel.

Thank jrjojo
Reviewed August 4, 2018

This is literally a life work for the sculptor, Peter Beerits. The fusion of "junk" with organic wood and real buildings is -- in a word, astounding. It is entertaining. It is serious without being self-absorbed. It even affected my dog, who started barking nervously...More

Thank John C
Reviewed July 27, 2018

This is the life work of a dedicated artist. He has reconstructed an old west town with inhabitants and oh so many details, plus a lot of eclectic buildings and characters. Don't miss it!

Thank MandyAZ
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