Shipping merchant Jonathan Hamilton built this striking Georgian mansion and National Historic Landmark c. 1785. Its picturesque situation on a bluff overlooking the Salmon Falls River made it an ideal location for Hamilton’s shipping business and, more than a hundred years later, for the summer retreat of Emily Tyson and her stepdaughter Elise.
Today Hamilton House reflects the occupancy of the Tysons in the early twentieth century. It is one of the region’s quintessential Colonial Revival-style country estates. The house features two whimsical murals commissioned by the women as well as antique furnishings and handcrafted decorative arts they collected.
The elaborate perennial garden, with its charming garden cottage, provides visitors with a place to stroll and picnic overlooking the river.