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Address: 40 Vaughans Ln, South Berwick, ME 03908-1711
Phone Number: +1 207-384-2454
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Shipping merchant Jonathan Hamilton built this striking Georgian mansion c....

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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Serene and picturesque

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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Enfield, New Hampshire, United States
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Enfield, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 built by Jonathan Hamilton in the 1780s to serve as both his family home and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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York Beach, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 continued his shipping enterprises from his South Berwick Home. Author Sarah Orne Jewett convinced Emily... More 

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 and is accented by a fountain, statuary and several mill stones set into the ground.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 is 10 minutes away.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a charming, off the beaten path setting with its fields, flower gardens, and river front... More 

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South Berwick, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Salem, Ma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

A great place to go for a stroll or to set up a picnic. The grounds are peaceful and have gardens and water views. There are restrooms on the property.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

On a summer day, this magnificent 1785 mansion is time machine.The gardens are formal, the flowers bright and the walkways welcoming. The tour guide is skilled, smart and takes you to 1785 and through time to the present. Visitors must be with a guide which you would expect with the treasures on display. The American upstairs downstairs from the turn... More 

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