Sargent House Museum

1782 home of Judith Sargent Murray, writer & advocate of women's equality.

49 Middle Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

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Named as one of the Boston Globe's "Top Ten North Shore Attractions" and "One of the 1000 Top Places to see in Massachusetts." Welcome to The Sargent House Museum. 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. Learn more at

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