Street Address
49 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Mailing Address
49 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
phone: 978-281-2432
e-mail: sargenthouse@verizon.net
web: www.sargenthouse.org
Hours
Open for visitors ONLY during
Admissions
$7.50 Adults
$5.00 Students and Seniors
Free for members.
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Joan Ciolino, Director
phone: 978-281-2432

Description

For over 100 years, the Sargent House Museum was the home of sea merchants, patriots and community leaders. A fine example of high-style Georgian domestic architecture, the house was built in 1782 for Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820), a philosopher, writer and an early advocate of social justice.
Visitors to the Sargent House Museum learn about the early history of Gloucester from its beginnings as a farming and lumbering outpost to its evolution into the country’s premier seaport. Visitors will also see a collection of original works by the great portrait painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) who traces his roots back to Judith Sargent Murray and Colonial Gloucester.

Mission

Work done on the Sargent House gives the museum a very visible means of sharing its preservation philosophy with the public -- a philosophy that emphasizes stabilization over reconstruction and restoration over replacement.

Library

Access: Scholars, Staff Only, Members

Appointment required: Yes

Services

Gift Shop