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Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies

Open Now: 09:00 - 05:00
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Make sure you walk around to look at the artwork and the "raw" materials throughout the property... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Don B
Hard to describe, but fun to visit

Nervous Nellies is off the beaten path, but worth beating a path to. We stopped hoping to find a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Nervous Nellie's is a cottage industry (jams and chutneys made with mostly Maine fruit) in a cottage. It's a sculpture studio and acres of whimsical sculptures and installations of American icons like the general store, the juke joint, a western...more
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598 Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3627
+1 800-777-6845
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All reviewssconesnervous nelliesall agespreservesoff the beaten pathgeneral storesmall cafewander aroundunique placeblue hillon lineold westdefinitely worth the stopbring homewell worth the tripthe main roadparking lot
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you walk around to look at the artwork and the "raw" materials throughout the property. We spend 10 minutes in the store and 50 minutes walking around.

Thank Don B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nervous Nellies is off the beaten path, but worth beating a path to. We stopped hoping to find a cup of coffee and instead found a fantasy land that highlights the owners imagination and creativity. There are scads of whimsical sculptures and objects d’art in...More

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Anne B, Owner at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting, but lest we mislead people, the closest thing to a sandwich is a homemade scone slathered with butter and jam. We're open daily through late October 9-5. Coffee aplenty and lots to explore.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were traveling with friends and they wanted to bring back some treats to their married children. We went on a whim and were amazed. We returned three days later with our adult children who spent over an hour investigating the art throughout the property....More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Nervous Nellie's, slightly off the beaten path (or the main road to Stonington), provides an assortment of sweet tooth favors. It is surrounded by some odd structures and displays, reminiscent of a Steven King novel.

Thank jrjojo
Reviewed 4 August 2018

This is literally a life work for the sculptor, Peter Beerits. The fusion of "junk" with organic wood and real buildings is -- in a word, astounding. It is entertaining. It is serious without being self-absorbed. It even affected my dog, who started barking nervously...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This is the life work of a dedicated artist. He has reconstructed an old west town with inhabitants and oh so many details, plus a lot of eclectic buildings and characters. Don't miss it!

Thank MandyAZ
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Every year we visit Nervous Nellie's just to see what Peter Beerits' clever and multi-talented mind has thought up to place in his Maine version of fantasyland. From a grown-up version of his boyhood toy town to a magical mystery tour through the woods Peter's...More

1  Thank jneel43
Reviewed 17 June 2018

We have been here many times since 2004 and always find something new to enjoy. The place sells wonderful Jams and jellies on one hand and then is a great display of all kinds of artwork or sculptures to be more exact. Each year another...More

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Brought my grandchildren as they were visiting and for some reason had never actually gone after all these years coming here. I had only bought the jellies in the local stores. Adorable and quite unique. I love the idea that the owners have turned what...More

Thank spearkaren
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Nervous Nellies is a incredible must visit while on Deer Isle in Maine. You will never see or experience anything ever like it in your life! Peter the sculpture and Anne his wife are wonderful wonderful people! The sculptures and jams speak for themselves !!...More

Thank Jamie T
Anne B, Owner at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thanks, Jamie! Lovely to meet you and look forward to your next visit. House-shopping??

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