Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center, 5 Portland St., dates from 1774. From the early 19th century to the early 20th century, the stately Georgian residence was occupied by the Jewett family; author Sarah Orne Jewett was born in the house in 1849. The house museum is adorned with fine paneling, original 18th- and 19th-century wallpapers and period furnishings. Jewett's bedroom is arranged as she left it. The visitor center features rotating exhibits.