Welcome to the Jonathan Fisher Homestead!
Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847) was the first settled Congregational minister of the small village of Blue Hill, Maine. Fisher was also an artist, farmer, scientist, mathematician, surveyor, and writer of prose and poetry. Today, at the charming homestead he designed in 1814 for his large family, you may see the life’s work of this ‘Versatile Yankee’.
Worth A Visit
The house contains remarkable survivals from Federal-era New England, including:
- Fisher's artwork, including paintings, drawings, watercolors, and woodblock prints
- Furniture he built and finished for his family and others
- Superb collection of homemade surveying instruments, carefully preserved
- Large camera obscura that he designed and built himself to aid in drawing
- His extensive library
- Outside, a re-creation of his 1820 orchard is in progress, using Fisher’s original plans, incorporating a 200-year old pear tree
Planning Your Visit
Individual Visits do not need to be prearranged; come to the house during opening hours and a docent will meet you and guide you through. (Visits do not normally begin after 3:30pm. ) But we are also happy to show the house by appointment.
We are very interested in building our membership. Please contact us for information on how to join and receive newsletters and information about special events.
Friday - Saturday
1PM to 4PM
Closed for the season after September 30th.