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Maureen C wrote a review Mar 2020
Boston, United States53 contributions12 helpful votes
Beautiful setting and garden at this historic house owned by the New England Historical Society. Definitely worth an afternoon and tour.
Date of experience: August 2019
sonricker wrote a review Mar 2019
Tuscaloosa, Alabama103 contributions10 helpful votes
The Hamilton House and surrounding property is a beautiful hidden gem of South Berwick. With gardens to meander and fantastic river views, the Hamilton House property is a great spot for a picnic or afternoon stroll!
Date of experience: May 2018
Mike W wrote a review Feb 2019
13 contributions4 helpful votes
We love to stroll thru the gardens and enjoy the beautiful views down the Salmon Falls river. The house itself is well preserved and worth the tour.
Date of experience: July 2018
RDSquires wrote a review Oct 2018
Rochester, New York7 contributions
Simply put, Hamilton House is a lovely Georgian mansion (built in 1785), situated in an idyllic riverside setting. Our guide, a retired teacher, obviously loves showing this architectural gem to the public, and did a fine job. Lovely grounds, too (which you can visit for free). A worthwhile stop, especially if you’re also visiting the nearby Sarah Orne Jewett house. A real plus here was the ability to take non-flash photos inside. …
Date of experience: October 2018
marthaBrunswick wrote a review Aug 2018
brunswick70 contributions20 helpful votes
Hamilton House looks lovely from the outside, but I was there for the gardens! The Visitor Center is in the garden cottage, a lovely structure built for cooling off on hot summer days. Cool drinks and food were brought in from the kitchen in the main house. The view of the river and cooling breezes made it a great escape. The cottage garden outside is laid out in a formal pattern on a small scale, probably for herbs, but now it Contains colorful informal plantings. The formal garden is well laid out and has a very attractive succession of well-tended perennials, with different colors predominating according to the season. Statuary pops up in between phlox in August, but is probably more evident earlier in the season. The fountain adds a nice touch. The guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. He gave me some history and suggestions and answered all my questions. I chose not to go into the house, but there are guided tours for a fee. No fee is needed for walking in the garden.…
Date of experience: August 2018