The Sarah Orne Jewett House honors the life and times of Sarah Orne Jewett, a respected author and poet who grew up in a wealthy family living in a South Berwick home. (South Berwick currently has a population of approximately 7,500 residents.) She often wrote about the challenges of living along the shores of Maine during the late 1800s, and her best-known work is The Country of the Pointed Firs, which we found at booksshouldbefree.com. Her grandfather built a ship that sailed around the globe, and her writing may have been influenced by his stories of life at sea and those who were left behind.
The Sarah Orne Jewett House is the first stop on our Maine Author Adventures Trail.