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The Sargent House Museum


Museums / Historic Sites

About Us

Welcome to The Sargent House Museum. 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 (Stevens) Murray, (1751-1820), a philosopher, writer and an early advocate of women's equality.

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), descendant of the Sargent family, who loved the house and its ties to Post-Revolutionary Gloucester.


The Sargent House Museum is Hiring A Seasonal Tour Guide
Category: Arts & Entertainment
The Museum Overview The Sargent House Museum is a 501 © (3) museum in the heart of Gloucester’s Harbortown Cultural District.  Once the residence of Judith Sargent Murray, an early advocate for women’s rights as well as a prolific writer, it has also been home to community and religious leaders.  The 1782 architecturally significant Georgian Mansion features important examples of decorative more
Contact: Joan Ford Mongeau
Phone:(978) 281-2432

Rep/Contact Info

Courtney Allen
Patricia Brady
Shannon Cardinal
Site Administrator
Tom Manning
Joan Ford Mongeau
Board Member

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