The village of South Berwick boasts hundreds of historic houses and buildings. Our virtual tour will lead you through the village using the historic buildings, homes, and landmarks to tell the stories of the people and events that have shaped the town of South Berwick.

For ease of viewing the tour, the village is broken into ten areas to lead you through some of South Berwick's historically important features. Click on the tour area name on the map below to go to each section of the tour, or use the menu to the left to navigate along the tour route. The Historical Overview will help you understand how the terrain and transportation routes affected development of South Berwick. For those tracing the life of Sarah Orne Jewett, start with Sarah Orne Jewett's South Berwick.



Tour South Berwick village:

Historical Overview - Learn about how the terrain and transportation routes affected the development of South Berwick

Central Square Tour - The center of Town, defined by the Sarah Orne Jewett House, the Odd Fellows Block and the business block

The Plain Area
- Along Portland St. past homes that span the eras of South Berwick's history

The Monument Area
- Along Portland St. to Agamenticus Road, the area that was home to South Berwick's first civic buildings and the site of the Civil War Memorial

Town Hall Area
- The area near Town Hall that includes two historic churches and some notable homes

Academy Street - A street of historic homes and Berwick Academy

Quamphegan Hotel Area
- Up Main St. (Rt. 4) toward Central Square

Quamphegan Landing Area
- The area surrounding the Counting House Museum on the Salmon Falls River

Freewill Baptist Church – Cummings Mill - Along Main St. (Rt. 236) and down Norton St., an area with two churches and the Cummings Mill, a former shoe factory that was once the center of "shoe town"

The Point Area - The area known as "The Point" that was once a bustling commercial area serving the workers of the mills

Happy Valley Area - Down Main St. once knows as Salmon Street, towards the mills of Rollinsford

Sarah Orne Jewett's South Berwick
-Tour some of the most important south Berwick locations in the life of Sarah Orne Jewett

 

 
The area surrounding the Counting House Museum on the Salmon Falls River Up Main St. (Rt. 4) toward Central Square The area near Town Hall that includes two historic churches and some notable homes Along Main St. (Rt. 236) and down Norton St., an area with two churches and the Cummings Mill, a former shoe factory that was once the center of "shoe town" The area known as "The Point" that was once a bustling commercial area serving the workers of the mills Down Main St. once knows as Salmon Street, towards the mills of Rollinsford A street of historic homes and Berwick Academy The center of Town, defined by the Sarah Orne Jewett House, the Odd Fellows Block and the business block Along Portland St. past homes that span the eras of South Berwick's history Along Portland St. to Agamenticus Road, the area that was home to South Berwick's first civic buildings and the site of the Civil War Memorial