Sargent House Museum

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

49 Middle Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

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


A statewide collection of 24 diverse works of art, from oil paintings to taxidermy frogs…


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