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Address: 49 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: 978-281-2432
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Description: Home of equal rights activist Judith Sargent Murray and her husband, Rev...
Home of equal rights activist Judith Sargent Murray and her husband, Rev. John Murray, a founder of Universalism in America.
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A charming house museum.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2014
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars 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 area, the Sargent House is lovingly preserved as a tribute to the glory of Gloucester's... More 

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cape ann massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars 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.....

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars 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, one day last summer, we were taking a "stay-cation" on our very own Cape Ann... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars 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. Well worth a visit! I'll be back!

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Uxbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars 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 help my understanding and appreciation of an area.

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Portland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Having grown up in the shadow of the Sargent House Museum, it took me many, many years to finally visit. The guides are knowledgable and you can see the house and it's grandeur - while someone faded, you can envision another time easilty. It's not huge and your visit will be 30-45 minutes, but very worthwhile.

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Genk, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

A shiplover can never get enough of the history of fishing out of Gloucester. Here you get it !

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

The tour guide was superb, very informative. I would say the historical stories could make for a great tv/movie special on HBO!

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Philadelphia PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

Exceptionally beautiful Georgian house with outstanding carvings and exquisite staircase. Very interesting story of Judith Sargent Murray and women's rights. Very tragic life. Beautiful paintings and work by John Singer Sargent as young boy. Definitely worth a visit. Nice place to sit outside and enjoy a snack, and watch the bustle of Main Street and see the harbor.

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