SARAH ORNE JEWETT HOUSE MUSEUM

SARAH ORNE JEWETT HOUSE MUSEUM
SOUTH BERWICK, MAINE

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This well-preserved 1774 Georgian House was home to writer Sarah Orne Jewett for much of her life. She was born there and spent her youngest years in the house.

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Her grandparents and uncle lived in the house when she was a girl, and she and her family lived next door in a Greek Revival house built for them in 1851.

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Her favored writing spot was at her desk in the second floor hallway next to a front window in the original house.

Jewett's writing desk in the upstairs hallway alcove

Jewett’s writing desk in the upstairs hallway alcove

a display of Jewett's writing materials

a display of Jewett’s writing materials

She and her sister inherited the house in 1887 and lived there most of their adult lives.

original wallpaper in front room

original wallpaper in front room

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A visit to the house is not only an authentic look at a Georgian home lived in during the 19th century, but a place where one feels this writer’s spirit and experiences the inspiration for her novel Deephaven in a new way.

first published novel

first published novel

fireplace in Sarah's bedroom

fireplace in Sarah’s bedroom

side view of the main house

side view of the main house

Tall pointed firs grace the property.

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Learn more at HistoricNew England.org

portrait in the sitting room

portrait in the sitting room

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