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Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

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Wonderful & imaginative.

A must see home and garden of long ago overlooking the water. Beautifully maintained and docent... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kathleenp240
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Gloucester, United States
So Much to See - Not Enough Time!

Yesterday, I visited the Beauport House with my mother. We had a fantastic time! Both of us are... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
katiebreen
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new hampshire
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Also called the Beauport Sleeper-McCann House, this fantasy mansion of more than 40 rooms is perched on the rocks overlooking Gloucester Harbor.
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75 Eastern Point Blvd, Gloucester, MA 01930-4433
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see home and garden of long ago overlooking the water. Beautifully maintained and docent was very knowledgeable.

Thank kathleenp240
beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting Beauport. So glad you enjoyed the house tour and garden!

Reviewed October 7, 2018

Yesterday, I visited the Beauport House with my mother. We had a fantastic time! Both of us are interested in history and visiting historical homes, so much so that we became Historic New England Homes members (advised for those who wish to visit more than...More

Thank katiebreen
beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks so much for visiting Beauport and writing a review. We look forward to seeing you next season on a Nooks and Crannies tour!

Reviewed October 7, 2018

The home is filled with treasures from the world. When the guide told us he was a collector, she wasn't kidding. Don't be fooled by the private property signs trying to keep you out. Take a moment after your tour and drive to the lighthouse...More

Thank jhasko
beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

So glad you found Beauport and enjoyed learning about Henry Sleeper's vast collections. Many thanks for the review!

Reviewed September 30, 2018

Mother Nature certainly supplied the ocean and the rocky tree covered site, but it was the tremendous creative imagination, and available wealth, of Henry Davis Sleeper that created this stunningly beautiful home. Building here to live close to his dear friend, Sleeper created a masterpiece...More

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thanks so much for visiting Beauport! We enjoy sharing the house and history. Hope you are able to return again next season!

Reviewed September 27, 2018

Don't miss this treasure. An amazing story and probably one of the most unique homes we have ever been in.

Thank Dianne J
beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Many thanks for visiting Beauport and taking the time to write a review!

Reviewed September 26, 2018

When we encounter a poor experience we typically just do not create a review. But in this case, an objective review may give appropriate feedback to the management. Pros 1) It is a historically important 14,000 square foot home that is a collection of important...More

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Many thanks for the review. It is helpful to get such specific feedback. I'm sorry the house tour didn't meet your expectations.

Reviewed September 21, 2018

This small house was amazing jammed to the gills with unique furnishings, juxtaposed styles and a history more interesting than most soap operas. The home of the first professional interior designer, it was his showcase, design laboratory and home. The one hour tour did not...More

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2018

Thanks for visiting Beauport! We hope you make it back for a Nooks and Crannies tour.

Reviewed September 4, 2018

The interior of this unusual house was designed by Henry Sleeper, considered to be the progenitor of American interior design. The house was, in a way, his design laboratory; so it displays an intriguing variety of concepts and materials and shows the evolution of his...More

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thanks for visiting Beauport. So glad you enjoyed the house tour.

Reviewed August 30, 2018

A well curated private house museum. The collections are vast adn the decorating styles are clever adn unique. A Nooks and Crannies tour is the best way to see the house. Gorgeous gardens and water views.

Thank 19Monkey66
beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Many thanks for visiting Beauport and taking the time to write this review!

Reviewed August 23, 2018

We enjoyed our your of this amazing and unique home. Loved that Mr. Sleeper was an early repurposer.

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Henry Sleeper made great use of many reclaimed architectural pieces. Really pleased you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for visiting Beauport!

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Nicole S
December 26, 2016|
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Response from beauport | Property representative |
Guided tours of Beauport are $15 per adult, $12 per senior, $8 for children/students, and free if you are a member of Historic New England. We will open again Sat, May 27, 2017. We will be open to the public Tues - Sat, 10am... More
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Dan H
August 26, 2016|
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Response from beauport | Property representative |
There is a bus service via the Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATA) that will get you within 1/4 mile of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House. There will also be taxis available when you dock, which might be an easier... More
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Joanne234
March 11, 2016|
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Response from beauport | Property representative |
Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House is a historic house museum overlooking Gloucester Harbor. Built by Henry Davis Sleeper, one of America's first professional interior designers, it is open for tours six months of the year... More
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