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Hamilton House
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Owner description: Shipping merchant Jonathan Hamilton built this striking Georgian mansion c. 1785. Its picturesque situation on a bluff overlooking the Salmon Falls River made it an ideal location for Hamilton’s shipping business and, more than a hundred years later, for the summer retreat of Emily Tyson and her stepdaughter Elise.Today, Hamilton House reflects the occupancy of the Tysons in the early twentieth century and is recognized as one of the region's quintessential Colonial Revival-style country estates. The house features two whimsical murals commissioned by the women as well as antique furnishings and handcrafted decorative arts they collected. The elaborate perennial garden, with its charming garden cottage, provides visitors with a place to stroll and picnic overlooking the river. Please visit nearby Jackson House, Governor John Langdon House, Rundlet-May House, Sarah Orne Jewett House, and the Sayward-Wheeler House.
Reviewed 3 June 2013 via mobile

A wonderful place to spend a day. The house and grounds are lovely, especially when the flowers are in bloom! You can also follow a trail from Hamilton House to Vaughan Woods which has miles of trails along the water.

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Reviewed 16 May 2013

I am so in love with the Hamilton House. Perfect place to get away. I love the trails,the house, the peace and quiet.

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Reviewed 29 January 2013

Nice water views from grounds and gardens and walking/jogging trails. We go a couple times a year, every year! Can easily imagine a time gone by when a sea captain arrived back at home.

2  Thank DonaldFagen
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

I have visited this house many times over the years, and am always enchanted by the setting. The upkeep for this old place has continued, and the gardens have expanded since I first visited. Be sure to tour the home, but also allow time to relax on the lawn and imagine the sea captains coming up the river years ago.

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Reviewed 24 August 2012

Bring a picnic and enjoy sitting on the grounds and viewing the beautiful scenery. They do outdoor concerts on Sundays in the summer months. This property is adjacent to Vaughan Woods, a wonderful place for a magnifcent stroll. New England at its best!

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