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Hamilton House

40 Vaughans Ln, South Berwick, ME 03908-1711
+1 207-384-2454
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Wonderful Historical Georgian Mansion and Grounds - Southern Maine at its Best!

Our visit to Hamilton House was part of a larger venue visiting Historic New England properties in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
eminker
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New York, New York, United States
beautiful!!

This place is amazing. Gorgeous grounds on the water and woods next door make great hiking. One... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Emily K
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United States
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Shipping merchant Jonathan Hamilton built this striking Georgian mansion c. 1785. Its picturesque situation on a bluff overlooking the Salmon Falls River made it an ideal location for Hamilton’s shipping business and, more than a hundred years later, for the summer retreat of Emily Tyson and her stepdaughter Elise.Today, Hamilton House reflects the occupancy of the Tysons in the early twentieth century and is recognized as one of the region's quintessential Colonial Revival-style country estates. The house features two whimsical murals commissioned by the women as well as antique furnishings and handcrafted decorative arts they collected. The elaborate perennial garden, with its charming garden cottage, provides visitors with a place to stroll and picnic overlooking the river. Please visit nearby Jackson House, Governor John Langdon House, Rundlet-May House, Sarah Orne Jewett House, and the Sayward-Wheeler House.
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40 Vaughans Ln, South Berwick, ME 03908-1711
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to Hamilton House was part of a larger venue visiting Historic New England properties in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. All in All, a great adventure touring some of the grandest and most significant properties detailing New England's glorious past. Hamilton...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

This place is amazing. Gorgeous grounds on the water and woods next door make great hiking. One of south Berwick's best hidden gems. Great place for photoshoots as well

Reviewed 27 September 2016

Walked the paths with dog on leash. Met some sweet fur-babies along the way. Can't help but be happy at such a beautiful place. Couldn't take the path to the house but drove over there. Had a great time walking around natural beauty.

Reviewed 24 September 2016

My visit to Hamilton House was part of a larger adventure of seeing many historic homes in New England. In many ways this sets the standard for reviews of other homes I’ve seen. Built on a bluff overlooking the Salmon Falls River, Hamilton House was...More

Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The venue was wonderful set on hill overlooking salmon river. Gardens were beautiful. Great spot to enjoy a wonderful event.

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Jonathan Hamilton built this beautiful Georgian Country Structure on the Salmon Falls River in Vaughn Woods on a bluff overlooking the Salmon River in 1785. There are 50 acres included in the estate. Hamilton made his fortune as a privateer during the Revolutionary War and...More

Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Georgian style mansion has a classic Palladian symmetry and sits on a secluded salt water inlet. The furnishings are all original to the period of the home's construction, although it is no longer occupied as a residence. The formal flower garden is well maintained...More

Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

If you like early colonial homes, this Georgian mansion in South Berwick, Maine is worth the trip. It's close enough to Kittery and Route 95. The docents explain the history and use of the property and its relationship with the Sarah Orne Jewett house which...More

Reviewed 2 August 2016

We have been members of Historic New England for many years. Every few years we have to take a trip to South Berwick to visit the Hamilton House and the Sarah Orne Jewett House. Hamilton house is one of my favorite old houses. It has...More

Reviewed 5 July 2016

We took my daughters senior pictures here and they came out great! The gardens are amazing and the view of the water is great too!

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Linda C
6 December 2016
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Response from bcnett | Reviewed this property
The Hamilton House is closed in the winter. It is only open from June 1 to Oct 15. However, The Jewett House, also owned by Historic New England and located a couple of miles from the Hamilton House, is opened November 1... More
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