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FAQs

Can I park at the museum? Is there on street parking?

There is ample street parking available surrounding the house and visitor center.

Are there restrooms at the Sarah Orne Jewett House?

Yes. There is a handicap accessible restroom available in the visitor center.

Is the museum handicapped accessible?

A tour of any Historic New England property requires a considerable amount of standing and some walking.  The Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center  has not been equipped with handicapped accessible ramps, elevators, or chair lifts. Folding chairs can be provided for visitors who would like to use them during a tour. We are glad to offer guests a visual tour of the second floor of the museum from the comfort of our reception area. Service animals are welcome. We encourage visitors with concerns to call ahead. We are happy to work with you to make your visit an enjoyable one.

Do we need to take a tour or can we just look around?

All visitors to the house receive a guided tour.

Can I visit the grounds at any time?

The museum grounds and garden are open daily from dawn to dusk.

Can I take photographs at the Sarah Orne Jewett House?

Interior and exterior photography for personal use is allowed at Historic New England properties. For the safety and comfort of our visitors and the protection of our collections and house museums, we ask that you be aware of your surroundings and stay with your guide. Video, camera bags, tripods and selfie-sticks are not permitted. Professional/commercial photographers and members of the media should visit the press room for more information.  

Is there a museum shop and restaurant on site?

The Sarah Orne Jewett House has a small museum shop located in the visitor center. The shop offers a selection of books by and about Sarah Orne Jewett, local history, gift items, and Historic New England pulbications. The museum is located in South Berwick’s downtown area with multiple options for lunch. Our staff is happy to make recommendations.

How can I book a group tour? 

Group tours are available by arrangement. Please call 207-384-2454 or e-mail the Sarah Orne Jewett House for information.

How do I become a member of Historic New England and get more involved?

Join Historic New England now and get involved in preserving and celebrating the region's heritage.  To join, call the Membership Office at 617-994-5910 or join online. You can reach the Jewett House staff at 207-384-2454 or by e-mail.

 

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