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Sargent House Museum

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Beautiful Garden

I did not go in for the tour. Was magically drawn to the slopping garden. Been visiting in... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Terrific historical attraction.

I am surprised by the wealth of antiquity and history. Many historical figures who changed the... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2016
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6 Sep 2017
“Totally Disappointed !”
12 Jun 2017
“Beautiful Garden ”
Built in 1782, this elegant Georgian-style manse, which overlooks the harbor, is the former home of Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820), considered the most important female essayist of 18th-century America. View ornate hand-carved woodwork...more
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49 Middle St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5736
+1 978-281-2432
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

The only things positive is that the house is old and sits on a prominent hillside property (at least from the front) so it looks nice, and the director, Zach, was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. The issue is that it is hard to determine who...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Les B
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

I did not go in for the tour. Was magically drawn to the slopping garden. Been visiting in Gloucester a few months, walked by and through the garden watching the season change. Very pretty

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed February 6, 2016

I am surprised by the wealth of antiquity and history. Many historical figures who changed the history of the USA are among the list of visitors.

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank nanagrace
Reviewed January 20, 2016

Not the most exciting historic house in the region. Our guide was very knowledgeable, but the story is just not that interesting, particularly if you are not from Gloucester.

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank Anita B
Reviewed September 18, 2014

There are so many things to do in Gloucester; and this place definitely should be on your list. Guided tours make your visit so much more interesting than places where you just wander around wondering what you are looking at. Centrally located in the downtown...More

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank Jane281
Reviewed July 24, 2014

interior period of time built, overlooked the harbor at one time, now faces the buildigns across Main st. good doents and tours and information and don't miss the wall mural across the street in palazoala's parking lot on their outside wall....a tribute to ms. sargent.....

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank softwear1
Reviewed December 27, 2013

As you stroll down the quaint West End of Gloucester's downtown Main Street, you will stumble upon this lovely old historic home. We live in Gloucester and had never taken a tour, yet I pass this house every day on my way to work. So,...More

Date of experience: August 2013
4  Thank RunawayBayBride11710
Reviewed June 8, 2013

A great tour with great information about Judith Sargent Murray, a woman who wrote essays that were both brilliant and funny and pointed to equality between men and women long before that was a common perspective. The house had amazing interior detail, furniture and paintings....More

Date of experience: June 2013
3  Thank 15Plum
Reviewed July 29, 2012

If you like history, this is a great place to spend one hour. Admission in $10, and the knowledge of the tour guide was outstanding. Her stories made it come alive - especially the information on Judith Sargent Murray. Going to places like this really...More

Date of experience: July 2012
6  Thank Lionroar
Reviewed June 25, 2012

This was one of my favorite places in Gloucester. Judith Sargent Murray was a fascinating woman and just hearing her story was worth the price of admission.

Date of experience: June 2012
3  Thank Zabelle
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