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Writer Sarah Orne Jewett, author of THE COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS, spent much of her life in this stately Georgian residence, owned by her family since 1819. Jewett drew on the house for inspiration for her novel DEEPHAVEN and often wrote at the...more
I absolutely adore historic houses because I love the feeling of stepping back in time to a totally different era. Sarah Orne Jewett's house is elegant, inviting, and spacious. I appreciate the knowledge our tour guide shared with us and the fact that she encouraged...More
We've visited quite a few of the Historic New England sites, as well as many other historic houses in New England, and the Sarah Orne Jewett House was one of the most pleasant.
Our tour guide, Catherine, was excellent and took us through the house...More
I have always loved Sarah Orne Jewett's writing of Maine people and places. The tour of her house gave insight into her writing. The guide was great and obviously enjoyed opening up her world to others. Highly recommend.
We visited the Hamilton House first so that the Jewett story was somewhat familiar. What made it even more interesting was an art exhibit in the visitor center inspired by the Hamilton House.
The house is downtown and stands like a reminder of more bucolic...More
Great piece of local history and education about Sara Orne Jewett, a forerunner in the world of women' s literature. You will get a tour of the Jewett's house as it was when she lived in it as an adult. If you are a history...More
As part of our Historic New England tour during our Summer vacation, we visited the Sarah Orne Jewett House. We found the docents/volunteers to be both cordial and quite knowledgeable on the property and particularly the Jewett family History. The home was in quite reasonably...More
Great art collection/display by a local artist. It was unexpected. Great tour of the house by the docent. She was knowledgeable about the house & the family. Helped me to visual that period in history. Staff was friendly. Have passed this museum many times. Glad...More
Historic New England has done a remarkable job of preserving this house of three generations of the Jewett Family. Built by John Haggens, a successful merchant, in 1774, it was later acquired by Captain Theodore Jewett. Dr. Theodore Jewett moved into the house. When Dr....More