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Nickels-Sortwell House, Wiscasset

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
The Nickels-Sortwell House is a historic house museum at 121 Main Street in Wiscasset, Maine, United States. Built in 1807 by a wealthy ship's captain, the house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970 as an exceptionally high-quality example of the Federal style of architecture. After serving as a hotel for much of the 19th century, the house returned to private hands in 1900. It was given to Historic New England in 1958, which gives tours of the house between May and October.

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  • One of the older homes In Wiscasset. Have not been there for quite a while but history is well worth the visit  more »
  • Very attentive tour guide who knew a great deal about the history of not only the home and family, but also of Wiscasset! Beautiful home and interesting family story. Greatly enjoyed our visit and...  more »
  • My family stayed at the Nickels-Sortwell house mothers day weekend. We rented out the back of the house through Turnkey. It was such a great experience to stay in a house built in the 1800s. Don't be alarmed when you find doors that you can't open and places you can't go LOL (we arrived late so it was dark) we later found out that they go into the main house where the tour takes you. The tour was very informative but not suitable for young kids. It was hard to wrangle my curious 2 year old. We were a little nervous about lead paint but overall staying at a historical site was pretty cool.
  • Good history

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