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Henry Davis Sleeper’s home, Beauport, was named after French explorer Samuel de Champlain’s description of Gloucester Harbor. Sleeper purchased an unassuming cottage on a small lot in 1907, onto which he moved part of a Cogswell house from a site in Essex. For the next 27 years, he created his 40-room design masterpiece.

After Sleeper’s death, the McCann family purchased Beauport and donated it for preservation. Beauport is now a Historic New England house museum and a National Landmark, unchanged as Sleeper left it.

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Have a look inside Beauport


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Beauport Podcast 13:22

Beauport Podcast

 © Historic New England; With regards to the domestic staff at Beauport

Legendary Neighbor, Artist Cecilia Beaux (3:05 min)

Eastern Point neighbor, artist Cecilia Beaux

 photos courtesy Cecilia Beaux papers, Archives of American Art

Beauport Today

Beauport today

 Photograph courtesy of Historic New England

Beauport Today
Color Me In! Beauport activity sheet

Color Me In! Beauport activity sheet

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Marie Demick narrates excerpt from an article by Hildegarde Hawthorne with archive photos from the Smithsonian Museum