Harriet Beecher Stowe House - Brunswick
63 Federal Street Brunswick, Maine
The Harriet Beecher Stowe House, located at 63 Federal Street in Brunswick, Maine, was the rented home of Harriet Beecher Stowe and her family from 1850 to 1852. During Stowe’s time in Brunswick, she wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin and sheltered John Andrew Jackson, a fugitive slave from South Carolina. His book, Experience of a Slave in South Carolina, appeared in print a decade after Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Today, the building is owned by Bowdoin College and houses faculty offices, as well as “Harriet’s Writing Room,” a public space dedicated to commemorating Stowe’s contributions to American literature and history. The building is a National Historic Landmark and a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site.
A digital timeline presents the evolving role of The Stowe House in Brunswick culture, from the private residence of Harriet Beecher Stowe where Uncle Tom’s Cabin was written to an important twentieth-century inn and restaurant that served Brunswick’s residents and visitors for fifty years.