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Hamilton House

40 Vaughans Ln, South Berwick, ME 03908-1711
+1 207-384-2454
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Worth the effort to find

Even with a gps we had a little difficulty finding this house but it was worth it. The tour guide... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
LeadFoot2014
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Arkansas
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A very special historic house and property

Hamilton House is owned and managed by Historic New England, which has a number of well-kept and... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
marianc95
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Belmont, Massachusetts
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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 26 January 2018 via mobile

Even with a gps we had a little difficulty finding this house but it was worth it. The tour guide did an excellent job describing the historical significance of the house, past residents, and the restoration of the house. We love historic old houses and...More

Thank LeadFoot2014
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Hamilton House is owned and managed by Historic New England, which has a number of well-kept and well-run properties throughout New England. It is located off the beaten track in a spectacular area, which was at its finest on the late summer day when we...More

Thank marianc95
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

When visiting South Berwick one should surely take the time to visit Hamilton House and gardens. Perched along side the Salmon Falls River this location is not to be missed for pure relaxation and a bit of history. If by chance the house is open...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Well worth a visit, but highly recommended to take the almost one tour to enjoy the history of the house and its principal owners over its lifetime. An ideal location for a picnic, overlooking the river. The grounds,garden and parking are free. The tour for...More

Thank KenFoulger
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Saw this written up in a magazine so we decided to find it . Nice ride from Ogunquit on backroads , once there we found a friendly staff of volunteers to answer any questions or give a tours. The grounds are very nice with traditional...More

Thank john D
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

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

Thank eminker
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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

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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.

Thank Brenda S
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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

Thank Wombat27_11
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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.

Thank marleydog123
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Linda C
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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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