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Sarah Orne Jewett House

5 Portland Street
South Berwick, ME 03908
(207) 384-2454

The 19th century writer Sarah Orne Jewett spent much of her life in a stately Georgian residence in South Berwick that today the maintained by Historic New England.

The author of many novels and short stories, Jewett is perhaps best-known for the novella The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896), A Country Doctor (1884), a novel reflecting her father and her early ambitions for a medical career, and A White Heron (1886), a collection of short stories.

Jewett drew on life in the Seacoast region, and often wrote at the desk in the upper hall overlooking the town center.

Season:summer|fall
Cost:$5 adults $4 seniors $2.50 students Free for Historic New England members and South Berwick residents